Evaluation and management of intermediate and high-risk pulmonary embolism

Ramsey Al-Hakim, Ningcheng Li, Stephanie Nonas, Bishoy Zakhary, Brandon Maughan, Ryan Schenning, Khashayar Farsad, John A. Kaufman

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OBJECTIVE. The evidence regarding pulmonary embolism treatment has greatly advanced over the past 10 years, particularly in patients with right ventricular dysfunction or hemodynamic instability. Treatment options include systemic anticoagulation, systemic thrombolysis, catheter-assisted thrombus removal (mechanical with or without catheter-directed thrombolysis), and surgical embolectomy. CONCLUSION. This article will review the data available for treatment options and summarize the evidence-based guidelines on treatment of intermediate- or high-risk pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-678
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020


  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis
  • Mechanical thrombectomy
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thrombolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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