Treatment options for massive pulmonary embolism

J. T. Morgan, W. Castaneda

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This article summarizes the treatment of pulmonary embolization with 'mechanical fragmentation.' The use of a rotating pigtail catheter, a stainless steel Impellar basket, and an Amplatz thrombectomy device is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000


  • Pulmonary embolization
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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