pulmonary embolism


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pulmonary embolism

A condition in which an embolus (blood clot, formed in a vein) breaks off and blocks a pulmonary artery which supplies blood to the lungs. It can result in pain, breathlessness, and sudden death.
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Noun1.pulmonary embolism - blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
embolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
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The researchers found that early placement of a vena cava filter did not result in a significantly lower incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death versus no filter placement (13.9 versus 14.4 percent; hazard ratio, 0.99; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.51 to 1.94; P = 0.98).
Society of Interventional Radiology position statement on catheter-directed therapy for acute pulmonary embolism. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2018; 29:293-297.
The largest of these studies is the Pulmonary Embolism Thrombolysis Study.
The International Cooperative Pulmonary Embolism Registry investigators announced the mortality rate as 11.4% at 2 weeks of thrombolytic treatment (20).
With the adapted algorithm, there was only one deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and no pulmonary embolism (PE) in follow-up among those women, according to the investigators, including senior author Menno V.
In this case report, a successful outcome was obtained using alteplase treatment administered to an elderly female patient in the medium risk group with a high pulmonary embolism severity index score diagnosed with PE and peripheral arterial emboli.
(5) In 2004, the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria ("PERC Rule") was published to help rule out the diagnosis of PE in patients in whom PE is possible but clinical suspicion is very low.
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a relatively common cardiovascular emergency occurring in 60 to 112 of every 100,000 individuals1.
The study was conducted by University of Nairobi's Prof Julius Ogeng'o, who analysed records of pulmonary embolism patients at KNH between January 2005 and December 2009.
Methodology: This was a retrospective cross sectional study carried out in Department of Radiology, Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar from December 2012 to October 2017 on 437 patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism (PE).
In a recent analysis of the International Cooperative Pulmonary Embolism Registry, fibrinolytics did not reduce the mortality rate or recurrent PE at 90 days.

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