TITLE

Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

AUTHOR(S)
Cloutier, Lynn M.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Jun2007, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p343
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). According to the author, it is the most serious complication of venous thrombosis and the third-most common cardiovascular problem after coronary artery disease and stroke. The disease may result from the blockage of an artery in the lungs. It states that pulmonary angiogram is the gold standard for the diagnosis of PE to which sensitivity and specificity of other radiographic methods have been compared.
ACCESSION #
25356778

 

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