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Pulmonary Thromboembolism

  • Rajesh Chawla
  • Subhash Todi
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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the most common preventable cause of hospital death. PE should be suspected in all patients who present with new or worsening dyspnea, chest pain, or sustained hypotension without any other obvious cause. High index of suspicion and prompt management can improve survival in these patients. Mortality of acute PE is approximately 30%, which can be reduced to 2.5% by appropriate management

Keywords

Pulmonary Embolism Brain Natriuretic Peptide Thrombolytic Therapy Activate Partial Thromboplastin Time Acute Pulmonary Embolism 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Critical Care & EmergencyA.M.R.I. HospitalKolkataIndia

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