• Truvor Kuzmowych
  • Samuel V. Spagnolo


Severe hemoptysis, or pulmonary hemorrhage, is a life-threatening emergency. Indeed, hemoptysis regardless of its severity should always be considered a sign of serious pulmonary disease until proven otherwise. Literally, hemoptysis means to spit up blood, but in common usage it signifies coughing up blood.


Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Hemorrhage Bronchial Artery Intercostal Artery Massive Hemoptysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Truvor Kuzmowych
    • 1
    • 2
  • Samuel V. Spagnolo
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary Diseases and AllergyGeorge Washington University School of MedicineWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Pulmonary ClinicVeterans Administration Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Allergy, Department of MedicineGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Pulmonary Disease SectionVeterans Administration Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

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