Comprehensive Therapy

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Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

  • William F. BakerJr.
Original Article


Traditional approaches to diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are primarily based on the results of compression ultrasonography and the ventilation/perfusion lung scan (V/Q). Spiral computed tomographic imaging may replace the V/Q scan, and the D-Dimer assay may guide evaluation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. BakerJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for the Health SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaLos Angeles
  2. 2.Central California Heart InstituteBakersfield

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