Vascular Techniques in Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a frequent event, especially in certain patient groups, and carries a high mortality rate in affected individuals (1). It has been estimated that early diagnosis and start of an adequate therapeutic regimen is responsible for a 50% reduction of immediate mortality (2). Acute PE, untreated, causes approximately 30% mortality, of which about one third of deaths occurring within the first hour. Immediate death is essentially due to massive embolism causing critical obstruction of the pulmonary arterial bed.
KeywordsPulmonary Embolism Digital Subtraction Angiography Inferior Vena Acute Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Angiography
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