TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Gould, Michael K.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;7/15/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 1, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
33742481

 

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