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Pulmonary Embolism Assessment of Probability of Subsequent VTE and Risk Scores

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Case #1

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] The APEX Trial Investigators; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]; Rim Halaby, M.D. [3]

Synonyms and Keywords: PE; lung blood clot; blood clot-lung; embolism-pulmonary

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Pulmonary Embolism from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Triggers

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

Diagnostic Approach | Assessment of Clinical Probability and Risk Scores | Assessment of Probability of Subsequent VTE and Risk Scores | History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Arterial Blood Gas Analysis | D-dimer | Biomarkers | Electrocardiogram | Chest X Ray | Ventilation/Perfusion Scan | Echocardiography | Compression Ultrasonography | CT | MRI

Treatment

Treatment Approach | Medical Therapy | IVC Filter | Pulmonary Thrombectomy | Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy | Discharge Care and Long Term Treatment | Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Follow-Up

Support group

Special Scenarios

Pregnancy | Cancer

Trials

Landmark Trials

Case Studies

Case #1

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