Commentary: Surgical Embolectomy for Massive Pulmonary Embolism Revisited: A Contemporary Tribute to Trendelenburg Procedure

  • Thierry Carrel
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
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      Surgical embolectomy shows very promising results in pulmonary embolism.
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      • Comparison of Surgical Embolectomy and Veno-arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Massive Pulmonary Embolism
        Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 34Issue 3
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          Massive pulmonary embolism (MPE) is associated with a 20-50% mortality rate with guideline directed therapy. MPE treatment with surgical embolectomy (SE) or venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) have shown promising results. In the context of a surgical management strategy for MPE, a comparison of outcomes associated with VA-ECMO or SE was performed. A retrospective review of a single institution cardiac surgery database was performed, identifying MPE treated with SE or VA-ECMO between 2005-2020.
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