[DJR-132 1.0 CE] Society of Interventional Radiology Position Statement on Catheter-Directed Therapy for Acute Pulmonary Embolism

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The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) considers the use of catheter directed therapy (CDT) or thrombolysis to be an acceptable treatment option for carefully selected patients with massive (ie, high-risk) pulmonary embolism (PE) involving the proximal pulmonary arterial vasculature, in accordance with multidisciplinary guidelines (1–4). SIR defines acute proximal PE as new main or lobar emboli identified on radiographic imaging within 14 days of PE symptoms. In addition, SIR encourages the investigative use of CDT and new endovascular techniques in prospective outcomes studies and clinical trials, with particular attention to patients with acute submassive (ie, intermediate-risk) PE.

CI – 2016Patient Care Patient Interactions and Management

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CI – 2017Patient Care Patient Interactions and Management

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CT – 2016Procedures Body

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CT – 2017Procedures Neck and Chest

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NMT – 2017Procedures Other Imaging Procedures

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RA – 2017Procedures Neurological, Vascular, and Lymphatic Sections

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RA – 2018Procedures Neurological, Vascular, and Lymphatic Sections

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VI – 2016Procedures Neurologic and Thoracic Angiography and Intervention

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VI – 2017Procedures Vascular Diagnostic Procedures

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 Vascular Interventional Procedures

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