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Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) — a life-threatening condition that can lead to death at any age. PTE — is not an independent disease, but it is a complication of venous thromboembolism. Conflicting opinions about the possibility of using tissue plasminogen activator (tenekteplase) expressed in the literature. Clinical case of the tenekteplase use in 42 years old woman with acute massive PTE and its results are described. PTE in the case was observed simultaneously with diabetic ketoacidosis. Full resolution of this thrombus according to computer pulmonary angiography was observed in patient hospitalized within 24 hours after symptom onset. This is one of the first cases of effective application of the tenekteplase in patients with massive PTE and diabetic ketoacidosis.

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R. Rajan
Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences. P.B.No.1

R. Natarajan
Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences. P.B.No.1

G. Vijayaraghavan
Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences. P.B.No.1


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Rajan R., Natarajan R., Vijayaraghavan G. RESULTS OF TENEKTEPLASE USE IN MASSIVE PULMONARY THROMBOEMBOLISM. CLINICAL CASE. Rational Pharmacotherapy in Cardiology. 2011;7(1):42-48. (In Russ.)

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