2008 - Ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy provided useful information for diagnosing pulmonary embolism

Gould, Michael K.
July 2008
ACP Journal Club;7/15/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that was conducted by H.D. Sostman and colleagues on accuracy of ventilation perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy for diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE). For the study, 910 patients with suspected acute PE were considered. The exclusion criteria included critical illness, hemodynamic instability, ventilatory support, shock or hypotension, myocardial infarction within 1 month, ventricular fibrillation or sustained ventricular tachycardia within 24 hours.


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