Ultrasound-Accelerated Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis
Ocala Regional Medical Center
Catheter-directed thrombolysis, Deep venous thrombosis, Embolectomy, Pulmonary embolism, Venous thromboembolism
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine
Venous thromboembolism is a very common presentation in the hospital setting. In patients with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) or PE and hemodynamic instability, systemic thrombolytic treatment is generally indicated. In those with contraindications to systemic thrombolysis, catheter-directed local thrombolytic therapy and surgical embolectomy are currently considered. In particular, catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) is a drug delivery system coupling the endovascular drug administration nearby in the thrombus and the local facilitating effect of ultrasounds. The applications of CDT are currently debated. Here we provide a systematic review of the clinical utilization of CDT.
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Alsamman M, Choudhry AM, AlSaadi AM, Prashad R. Ultrasound-Accelerated Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis. Cardiol Res. 2023;14(3):161-166. doi:10.14740/cr1490