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.
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