Acute pulmonary embolism.


Journal Article (Review)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and, therefore, pulmonary embolism (PE) are often preventable. Because of the lack of specificity of symptoms and signs, DVT and PE are frequently clinically unsuspected, leading to substantial diagnostic and therapeutic delays and resulting in considerable morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, prophylaxis continues to be dramatically underused. The incidence of venous thromboembolism is high in hospitalized patients, and both surgical as well as medical patients are at risk.

Full Text

Cited Authors

  • Tapson, VF

Published Date

  • August 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 353 - v

PubMed ID

  • 15302356

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15302356

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2264

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8651

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccl.2004.04.002


  • eng