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Successful treatment of colon cancer related right heart thromboemboli with prolonged intravenous streptokinase during serial TOE monitoring
  1. P C Campos,
  2. A C Baruzzi,
  3. M L C Vieira,
  4. E Knobel
  1. pcampos@pol.net

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Right heart thromboemboli during pulmonary embolism (PE) implies a poor immediate prognosis. Management is still not well established, with treatment options including surgical embolectomy, anticoagulation, and thrombolysis. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) has evolved as an important tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with acute PE.

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