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Treatment of pulmonary embolism with streptokinase. A preliminary report

Br Med J 1969; 1 doi: (Published 29 March 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:812

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  1. G. A. H. Miller,
  2. R. V. Gibson,
  3. M. Honey,
  4. G. C. Sutton


    Nine patients with arteriographically proved pulmonary embolism have been treated by a 36-hour infusion of streptokinase. Satisfactory haemodynamic and arteriographic resolution was obtained in four patients with acute massive pulmonary embolism and in two with recent minor embolism. Little or no haemodynamic or arteriographic improvement was obtained in three patients with pulmonary thromboembolic disease of longer duration.