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submassive pulmonary embolism

SIR position statement on CDT for acute pulmonary embolism

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) has issued a position statement on catheter-directed therapy (CDT) for acute pulmonary embolism (PE), which stats that the society deems the use of CDT or thrombolysis to be an acceptable treatment option for carefully selected patients with massive (ie, high risk) PE involving the proximal pulmonary arterial vasculature, in accordance with multidisciplinary guidelines.

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