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Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism

  • Nelson B. Ferrer
  • Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
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Define massive pulmonary embolism (MPE). Understand the hemodynamic and pulmonary gas exchange abnormalities associated with MPE. Recognize the different treatment options available for patients with MPE.

Keywords

Pulmonary Embolism Thrombolytic Therapy Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Right Bundle Branch Block Massive Pulmonary Embolism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nelson B. Ferrer
    • 1
  • Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical CareTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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