Case of the Month #7 - pulmonary embolism

Published 03/02/2022

What is the risk of major haemorrhage following systemic thrombolysis?

  • Risk of major haemorrhage following thrombolysis: 9%-33%. 
  • Risk of intracranial haemorrhage: 1.5-7% 
  • This patient was high risk of suffering a major haemorrhage as she was elderly, she had already received anticoagulants prior to thrombolysis, and she received CPR during thrombolysis