This case report describes the clinical course in a 49-year-old man with repeated cardiac arrests due to massive pulmonary embolism. He was successfully treated with intravenous tenecteplase followed by catheter-based alteplase infusion during external cooling. The case illustrates that vitally important bolus thrombolytic therapy may be continued as catheter-based treatment along with hypothermia without significant bleeding complications.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
Competing interests: None.
Patient consent: Informed consent was obtained.
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.