The Standard vs ultrasound-assisted catheter thrombolysis for submassive pulmonary embolism (SUNSET sPE) trial, is an ongoing randomised, head-to-head, single-blinded clinical trial comparing ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis...
The study concluded that treatment with ultrasound-facilitated catheter-directed low-dose thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism improves right heart function, reduces blood clot size, and decreases pulmonary hypertension in patients with intermediate to high risk pulmonary embolism.
As part of a 90-day implementation plan, the NHS now has three months for apixaban to be made available to patients in England and Wales whose doctors believe it is a clinically appropriate treatment for them.
Observational studies show a sharp increase in the placement of inferior vena cava filters over the past three decades, including their use as add-on therapy to anticoagulant therapy in patients presenting with a blood clot.
By David Dudzinski
Transthoracic echocardiography offers real-time information that assists vascular specialists in the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of acute pulmonary embolism. Specific roles of...
Ekos Corporation has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the EkoSonic endovascular system for the ultrasound facilitated, controlled and selective infusion of physician-specified fluids, including thrombolytics, into the vasculature for the treatment of pulmonary embolism.