Cardiovascular Area

Percutaneous treatment of pulmonary embolism

PE is a blockage of the main artery of the lug or one of its branches caused by a deep vein thrombosis. It is a serious diseases and could be fatal.

High and moderate pulmonary embolism (PE) patients having access to Medical Aid, are usually treated with Trombolisi, following an empiric anticoagulant therapy. But for patients at a high risk of bleeding, Fondazione Poliambulanza suggests a mini invasive opertions, using a pharmacomechanical peripheral trombectomy device (Angiojet) which provides active aspiration of large thromboes.