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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1998 Oct;35(4):772-776. Korean. Case Report.
Kwon OK , Shim JY , Song SK .
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.

Thrombolytic therapy is usually reserved for patients with clinically serious or massive pulmonary embolism. In desperated cases, however, pulmonary embolectomy is recommended despite its high mortality rate. We experienced acute respiraory failure after embolectomy performed under cardiopulmonary bypass in patient with chronic massive pulmonary embolism. The patient recovered sucessfully with postoperative management in the intensive care unit.

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