Surgical thrombectomy for pulmonary embolism: Updated performance rates and outcomes

Fahad Alqahtani, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Sami Aljohani, Abdul Tarabishy, Ahmad Almustafa, Mohamad Alkhouli

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Treatments for pulmonary embolism are numerous and often complex. Current data on surgical thrombectomy are important but are not readily available. We studied the National Inpatient Sample to evaluate trends in the performance rates and outcomes of surgical thrombectomy in the United States from 2003 through 2014. We think that our findings have meaningful application to the triage and risk stratification of patients who have hemo-dynamically significant pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-174
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute disease
  • Embolectomy/adverse effects/mortality
  • Pulmonary embolism/surgery
  • Retrospective studies
  • Survival analysis
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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