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Pulmonary Embolic Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • R. C. Bone
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 25)

Abstract

One of the most difficult diagnoses to make in medicine today is that of pulmonary embolic disease. In a study done in the early 1970s (1), evidenee of pulmonary embolism at autopsy correlated poorly with an antemortem diagnosis of pulmonary embolie disease; in only one-third of the cases were emboli correctly identified. A batting average of .333 may be terrific for a professional baseball player, but for a physician attempting to make a diagnosis of a potential lethal disease, such a statistic is unsatisfactory (2).

Keywords

Pulmonary Embolism Thrombolytic Agent Acute Pulmonary Embolism Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Angiogram 
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