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Acute Pulmonary Embolism – Massive PE – IR Perspective

Acute pulmonary embolism is a life threatening disease, which is the third leading cause of cardiovascular mortality in the US. Massive PE, in particular, carries a high mortality risk of 25-65%. Carefully screened patients with contraindication to systemic thrombolysis can benefit from catheter directed thrombectomy/thrombolysis in Interventional Radiology.

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Pavan Kavali, MD.

Pavan Kavali, MD

Washington University interventional radiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Specialty: Vascular/Intervention Radiology

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