© 2007

Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism

  • Stavros V. Konstantinides

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Diagnostic Approach to the Patient with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philip S. Wells
      Pages 3-17
    3. James G. Ravenel, U. Joseph Schoepf
      Pages 19-41
    4. Jan Beyer, Sebastian M. Schellong
      Pages 43-55
    5. Stavros V. Konstantinides
      Pages 57-68
    6. Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A. Katus
      Pages 69-78
    7. Annette Geibel, Manfred Zehender, Wolfgang Kasper
      Pages 79-89
  3. Treatment and Secondary Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Graham F. Pineo, Russell D. Hull
      Pages 111-124
    3. Guy Meyer
      Pages 125-136
    4. Ani C. Anyanwu, Lishan Aklog
      Pages 147-160
    5. Giancarlo Agnelli, Cecilia Becattini
      Pages 175-184
  4. Specific Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Hanno Riess
      Pages 187-198
    3. Paolo Prandoni, Anna Falanga, Andrea Piccioli
      Pages 199-211

About this book


Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism highlights traditional, novel, and evolving aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE). The contributors comprise an international team of experts, who have each made noteworthy contributions in this exciting field. Important aspects of diagnosis, risk stratification, and differential treatment of patients with PE are presented in a concise, yet comprehensive manner. Emphasis is placed on specific issues related to PE, including pregnancy, cancer, thrombophilia, and air travel. The authors critically review and interpret available data, and provide clear recommendations for diagnosis and therapeutic concerns in clinical management of PE patients.

Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism is organized in three precise sections - diagnosis, treatment, and special topics. Each section is up-to-date and detailed, and provides clear recommendations for diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to patients with PE in clinical practice. This practical volume is an essential starting point for future study for both medical students and established investigators.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stavros V. Konstantinides
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology and PulmonologyGeorg August UniversityGoettingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism
  • Editors Stavros V. Konstantinides
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-644-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-692-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-287-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 271
  • Number of Illustrations 63 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
    Pneumology/Respiratory System
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"...a very timely work by eminent authors and is strongly recommended to those interested in the evaluation of a patient with suspected pulmonary embolism in various clinical settings." -Doody's Book Review, Weighted Numerical Score:95 - 4 Stars

"A comprehensive, multiauthored review of the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism. ... This is a highly readable, up-to-date evidence-based text on almost every aspect of pulmonary embolism. ... It is one of the best medical textbooks that I have ever read. ... Recommended Readership: Students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians in the areas of primary care, emergency medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, and cardiology." (David A. Froehling, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (8), August, 2007)