pulmonary embolism


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pulmonary embolism

[‚pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′em·bə‚liz·əm]
(medicine)
Obstruction of the pulmonary artery or a branch of it by a free-floating blood clot (embolus) usually originating from a vein in the leg or pelvic area.
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Management of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism, iliiofemoral deep vein thrombosis, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
What's new in severe pulmonary embolism? Intensive Care Med 2019; 45: 75-7.
The uncertain role of thrombolytic therapy in the treatment of pulmonary embolism. Arch Intern Med 2002;162(22):2521-3.
Current Controversies In Thrombolytic Use In Acute Pulmonary Embolism. The Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016;51(1):37-44.
The Revised Geneva Score increases risk for patients greater than age 65 while the Wells' Score proffers the gestalt of the investigator to place pulmonary embolism as the leading diagnosis.
Among patients with proximal DVT, about 50% have an associated, usually clinically asymptomatic pulmonary embolism at lung scan5,7,8.
This was a retrospective cross sectional study carried out in Department of Radiology, Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar from December 2012 to October 2017, on 437 patients coming for CTPA in the mentioned duration with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism. Age range was 20 to 90 years and patients presented with shortness of breath, nonspecific chest pain and pleuritic chest pain.
Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism: the task force for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
The prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients suffering from acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Nearly 50,000 people in the UK have a pulmonary embolism and around 2,500 of them die each year.
Patients with pericarditis classically present with chest pain that increases with deep inspiration, which can mimic the symptoms of pulmonary embolism. Most cases of pericarditis are due either to a viral infection or are idiopathic and the diagnosis may be difficult to establish clinically if the characteristic physical exam finding of a pericardial rub is not appreciated.

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