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

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


Gerson Valencia Villeda1, Robert Spencer2, Matthew A Crysta2, Jeffrey D Dayton3, Usha Krishnan2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Villeda GV, Spencer R, Crysta MA, Dayton JD, Krishnan U. Pulmonary artery thromboembolism in a critically ill neonate successfully treated using thrombolytic therapy.Ann Pediatr Card 2021;14:215-219


How to cite this URL:
Villeda GV, Spencer R, Crysta MA, Dayton JD, Krishnan U. Pulmonary artery thromboembolism in a critically ill neonate successfully treated using thrombolytic therapy. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 16 ];14:215-219
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