Williams, Eric W.; Cawich, Shamir O.; Irvine, Roger; Shah, Sundeep; Williams-Johnson, Jean; Blake, Garfield; Singh, Praim; Hall, Nadia; Espinosa, Kurdell; French, Simone J
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Lessons from surgical embolectomy for saddle pulmonary embolism: A case report and literature review
The Internet Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Date of Publication
Saddle emboli are one of the most severe forms of Pulmonary Embolism and are associated with high mortality rates. Patient salvage depends upon making an early diagnosis, although there is still much controversy regarding the ideal therapeutic strategy for confirmed cases. We present a case where embolectomy was performed to extract a saddle embolus and explore the available management options.....