TITLE

Pulmonary vascular disease

PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2003 Supplement 3, Vol. 58, piii81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The management of pulmonary thromboembolism depends on the assessment of the severity of disease. The article hypotheszed that an Electrocardiographic scoring system recently derived, would indicate those patients likely to have the greatest percentage of perfusion defects on lung scintigraphy. Management of pulmonary embolism (PE) remains difficult due to problems in establishing the diagnosis. All patients suspected of PE are therefore admitted for investigations however, less than a third of patients suspected of PE have the condition. Using Well's criteria for outpatient treatment we elected to investigate patients suspected of PE without admitting them.
ACCESSION #
12965206

 

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