Pulmonary Embolism with Free Floating Right Heart Thrombus at the Yaounde General Hospital

Jérôme Hilaire Boombhi, Carole Touffic, Alain Menanga, Bâ Hamadou, Donald Tchapmi, Samuel Kingué

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RÉSUMÉ
High-risk pulmonary embolism is a serious condition, with an even higher mortality rate when combined with right intra-cavitary thrombus and unstable hemodynamic parameters. In a context of limited resources, treatment only by anticoagulant is an option to consider for carefully selected patients.

ABSTRACT
L’embolie pulmonaire à haut risque est une pathologie grave, ayant un taux de mortalité encore plus élevé lorsqu’il s’y associe un thrombus intra cavitaire droit et des paramètres hémodynamiques instables. Dans un contexte de ressources limitées, le traitement uniquement par anticoagulant est une option à envisager pour des patients sélectionnés avec précaution.


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: Pulmonary embolism, floating thrombus, Yaounde General Hospital

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