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Successful treatment of massive pulmonary embolism using a pulmonary artery catheter during prolonged normothermic cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Abstract Massive pulmonary embolism has a high mortality rate. Standard treatment includes systemic thrombolysis. If this fails, surgical embolectomy or a percutaneous catheter-guided approach is advised in current guidelines. However, these treatment options might not be available in many non-tertiary care hospitals. We describe a case of a 25-year old…

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