Is it Worth Using Thrombolytic Therapy in Elderly Patients with Pulmonary Embolism


ÖZÇELİK N. , ÖZYURT S. , YILMAZ KARA B. , KARADOĞAN D. , GÜMÜŞ A. , ŞAHİN Ü.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.43, no.5, pp.433-437, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2021.01460
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-437
  • Keywords: Change of consciousness, geriatric patients, pulmonary embolism, thrombolytic therapy, THROMBOSIS

Abstract

Objective: Antithrombotic treatment is avoided in geriatric population owing to its side effects. Thus, we aimed to examine complication rates related to thrombolytic treatment in geriatric patients with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE).