Journal of Invasive and Non-Invasive Cardiology

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Catheter-directed interventions in the management of acute pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) constitutes a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality in the western world, causing 100,000-180,000 deaths annually in the United States [1]. Overall three-month mortality rate in PE patients has been reported to be as high as 15% in one study [2], but it varies greatly among subsets of patients.

Author(s): Emmanouil Skalidis