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 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2021.01460
  • Journal Name: ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-437
  • Keywords: Change of consciousness, geriatric patients, pulmonary embolism, thrombolytic therapy, THROMBOSIS
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

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).