Chapter 11. Thrombolytic Therapy for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

  1. Mark A. Crowther MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor Division Director2,3,
  2. Jeff Ginsberg MD, FRCPC Professor4,
  3. Holger J. Schünemann MD, PhD, MSc, FACP, FCCP Professor5,6,
  4. Ralph M. Meyer MD, FRCPC Director Professor7,8 and
  5. Richard Lottenberg MD, FACP Professor9
  1. Simon J. McRae MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA1 and
  2. John W. Eikelboom MBBS, MSc, FRACP, FRCPA4

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300857.ch11

Evidence-Based Hematology

Evidence-Based Hematology

How to Cite

McRae, S. J. and Eikelboom, J. W. (2009) Thrombolytic Therapy for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, in Evidence-Based Hematology (eds M. A. Crowther, J. Ginsberg, H. J. Schünemann, R. M. Meyer and R. Lottenberg), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300857.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Hematology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  4. 5

    CLARITY Research Group, Department of Epidemiology, Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

  5. 6

    McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  6. 7

    National Cancer Institute of Canada, Clinical Trials Group, Edith Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  7. 8

    Departments of Oncology and Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  8. 9

    Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia, Australia

  2. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157476

Online ISBN: 9781444300857

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Keywords:

  • thrombolytic therapy for DVT and PE;
  • MEDLINE electronic database;
  • thrombolytic therapy with anticoagulation for DVT treatment;
  • thrombus lysis comparison;
  • effective and safe route of administration of thrombolytic therapy for DVT;
  • thrombolytic therapy for initial treatment of pulmonary embolism;
  • thrombolysis use in unselected patient with DVT or PE

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Search strategy, study selection criteria, and statistical methods

  • Thrombolytic therapy for the initial treatment of deep vein thrombosis

  • Thrombolytic therapy for the initial treatment of pulmonary embolism

  • Future Directions

  • References