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Pulmonary embolism II

pulmonary embolism, diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, PESI, Wells score, therapy

Author: Olga Smékalová MD, Kateřina Matoušková, MD, Klára Fabiánková, Dalibor Zimek

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: pulmonary embolism | diagnosis of pulmonary embolism | PESI | Wells score | therapy

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

pulmonary embolism, diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, PESI, Wells score, therapy


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Pulmonary embolism is the third most common cause of cardiovascular mortality. The diagnostics is not very complicated but man must think of it. Early diagnosis and stratification of risks is essential in prevention of severe course and in prevention of complications. The most prominent diagnostic modality is CT angiography-quick, available and morphologically very precise. In case of contraindications it is possible to use lung scintigraphy. In haemodynamically unstable patients, urgent echocardiography is very valuable.

publikováno: 3.7.2018 | last modified on: 5.9.2018