Pulmonary Thromboembolism

  • Letícia Oliveira
  • Edmo Atique Gabriel


Pulmonary Thromboembolism is the clinical entity due to the obstruction of pulmonary vessels by venous thrombi, leading to nonspecific clinical manifestations, making it difficult to early diagnosis. Predisposition results from genetic and acquired factors contributing to the venous thromboembolism. When the diagnosis of Pulmonary Thromboembolism (PT) is confirmed and effective therapy is instituted, the recurrence of embolism is rare and death is usually uncommon, with mortality rate around 20–30%.


Pulmonary thromboembolism Vessels Diagnosis Anticoagulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Letícia Oliveira
    • 1
  • Edmo Atique Gabriel
    • 1
  1. 1.União das Faculdades dos Grandes Lagos (UNILAGO)São José do Rio PretoBrazil

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