Jun 1, 1996

Use of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator to treat massive pulmonary embolism after cesarean section: a case report

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Y OnoyamaH Eguchi


A 30-year-old primigravida, delivering by cesarean section, went into shock with cardiac arrest due to pulmonary thromboembolism. Thrombolytic therapy with recombinant-tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) induced a rapid improvement in both the hemodynamic and respiratory conditions. This case shows the marked efficacy of rt-PA in treating massive pulmonary thromboembolism. Close attention must be given to the patient in such a case, however, because the risk of hemorrhagic complication exists.

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Postcesarean Section
Pulmonary Embolism
Proteins, Recombinant DNA
Fatal Outcome
Puerperal Disorders
Thrombolytic Therapy
Postoperative Complications
Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Pulmonary Thromboembolisms

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