Chapter 6.3. Therapy of Pulmonary Thromboembolism: an Evidence-Based Approach

  1. Peter G. Gibson1,
  2. Michael Abramson2,
  3. Richard Wood-Baker3,
  4. Jimmy Volmink4,
  5. Michael Hensley5 and
  6. Ulrich Costabel6
  1. Martin Riedel

Published Online: 25 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987377.ch40

Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine

Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine

How to Cite

Riedel, M. (2007) Therapy of Pulmonary Thromboembolism: an Evidence-Based Approach, in Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine (eds P. G. Gibson, M. Abramson, R. Wood-Baker, J. Volmink, M. Hensley and U. Costabel), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987377.ch40

Editor Information

  1. 1

    John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2

    Monash University, Central & Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

  5. 5

    University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  6. 6

    Ruhrlandklinik, Essen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916051

Online ISBN: 9780470987377

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Keywords:

  • pulmonary thromboembolism;
  • venous thromboembolism (VTE);
  • heparin;
  • synthetic pentasaccharide;
  • oral anticoagulants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Heparin

  • Low-molecular-weight heparin

  • Synthetic pentasaccharide

  • Direct thrombin inhibitors

  • Oral anticoagulants (vitamin K antagonists)

  • Thrombolytic therapy

  • Pulmonary embolectomy

  • Catheter transvenous embolectomy

  • Venous interruption

  • General supportive measures in acute massive PE

  • Treatment of pulmonary embolism in pregnancy

  • Summary and future

  • Conflict of interest statement