Rapid visualization of massive pulmonary emboli utilizing intravascular ultrasound

V. F. Tapson, C. J. Davidson, K. B. Kisslo, R. S. Stack

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Abstract

Massive pulmonary embolism may result in rapid deterioration prior to diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. Intravascular ultrasound imaging has been utilized previously to evaluate vascular abnormalities as well as normal human pulmonary arteries. We employed this technique to rapidly identify massive pulmonary emboli located in the main pulmonary arteries of two patients. The presence of these emboli was confirmed with pulmonary arteriography. Intravascular ultrasound may be utilized to rapidly confirm the presence of large proximal pulmonary emboli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)888-890
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume105
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Tapson, V. F., Davidson, C. J., Kisslo, K. B., & Stack, R. S. (1994). Rapid visualization of massive pulmonary emboli utilizing intravascular ultrasound. CHEST, 105(3), 888-890. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.105.3.888