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Pulmonary artery thromboembolism in a critically ill neonate successfully treated using thrombolytic therapy


1 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL, USA
2 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA
3 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA

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Dr. Robert Spencer
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY 10032
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DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_156_20

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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 215-219

 

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Pulmonary artery thromboembolism is a common and treatable cause of adult pulmonary hypertension. Although rare in children, if undiagnosed, it can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We report a case of a cyanotic neonate found to have bilateral pulmonary arterial thrombi who successfully underwent thrombolysis using tissue plasminogen activator with prompt resolution of right ventricular hypertension.






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1 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL, USA
2 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA
3 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Robert Spencer
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY 10032
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_156_20

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Pulmonary artery thromboembolism is a common and treatable cause of adult pulmonary hypertension. Although rare in children, if undiagnosed, it can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We report a case of a cyanotic neonate found to have bilateral pulmonary arterial thrombi who successfully underwent thrombolysis using tissue plasminogen activator with prompt resolution of right ventricular hypertension.






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