Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Shaughnessy, Kathleen
February 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article discusses a case of a patient who had a cardiac arrest after a cesarean-section delivery at 35 weeks' gestation. It identifies patients at risk for a massive pulmonary embolus. It describes the assessment and diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolus. A summary of the possible medical and surgical interventions for pulmonary embolus is provided.


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