Diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism

Michael McMahon, Shari Barnett Brosnahan, Lisa K. Moores*

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Pulmonary embolism diagnosis and treatment pose a clinical dilemma across a wide array of specialties. Non-specific signs and symptoms, high incidence, prevalent risk factors, and potentially lethal complications have prompted a great effort for research aimed at prevention, detection, and treatment of pulmonary embolism. This chapter seeks to summarize the current knowledge in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPulmonary Vascular Disorders
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages62
ISBN (Electronic)9781536195538
ISBN (Print)9781536194586
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute management
  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Prognostic score
  • Pulmonary embolism


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