Salvage pulmonary thromboembolectomy for massive pulmonary embolism in a child presented with syncope and subsequent cardiac arrest

AK K. , BİRKAN Y. , AKALIN F. , Gunay D.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.29, no.8, pp.1094-1096, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951119001410
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.1094-1096


Pulmonary embolism is frequently under-recognised in children and, therefore, a high index of suspicion should be exerted on patients with exertional dyspnoea, presyncope/syncope and unexplained cardiopulmonary arrest. We discuss a 10-year-old previously healthy girl who presented with syncope and subsequent cardiac arrest related to massive pulmonary embolism and was salvaged successfully by emergent pulmonary embolectomy.