Pulmonary Embolism

  • Takeshi Nakano
  • Samuel Z. Goldhaber
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-IX
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Samuel Z. Goldhaber
      Pages 3-18
  3. Hypercoagulability

  4. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Shigetsugu Ohgi, Maromi Tachibana, Masahiko Ikebuchi, Yasushi Kanaoka
      Pages 57-66
    3. Scott D. Solomon
      Pages 67-79
    4. Norikazu Yamada, Hirofumi Fujioka, Kiyotsugu Sekioka, Takahiro Yazu, Mashio Nakamura, Naoto Hiraoka et al.
      Pages 81-90
  5. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Chikao Yutani, Naoki Nishida, Masami Imakita, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Yoshitane Tsukamoto, Ryohei Hisaki et al.
      Pages 109-115
    3. Hitoshi Ohteki, Kojiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Ohnishi, Yasushi Narita, Tsuyoshi Ito, Satoshi Ohtsubo
      Pages 117-125
    4. Masahisa Masuda, Kenji Mogi, Yoko Onuki, Mitsuru Nakaya, Osamu Okada, Nobuhiro Tanabe et al.
      Pages 127-135
  6. Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. C. Gregory Elliott
      Pages 161-171
    3. Lazar J. Greenfield, Mary C. Proctor
      Pages 173-185
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 187-195

About these proceedings


Pulmonary embolism is a common but vexing illness. This book provides a contemporary overview of the most important issues from a Western and a Japanese perspective, providing the reader with state-of-the-art knowledge of the epidemiology and molecular biology of the disease. In the Diagnosis section, the relationship between venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism is explored, and exciting new findings are presented in the fields of echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. The Management section focuses on surgical intervention with acute embolectomy as well as updating thromboendarterectomy for chronic pulmonary embolism. The importance of primary and secondary prevention is emphasized in chapters addressing low molecular weight heparin and the inferior vena cava filter. This cutting-edge book is a valuable resource for practicing physicians, researchers, and students in internal medicine, hematology, pulmonary critical care, and vascular medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Takeshi Nakano
    • 1
  • Samuel Z. Goldhaber
    • 2
  1. 1.The First Department of Internal MedicineMie University School of MedicineTsu, MieJapan
  2. 2.Cardiovascular Division, Department of MedicineBrigham and Woman’s Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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