[The usefulness of the association of clinical probability, rapid plasma measurement of D-dimer, compression echography of the lower limbs and echocardiography in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism].

@article{Bova2000TheUO,
  title={[The usefulness of the association of clinical probability, rapid plasma measurement of D-dimer, compression echography of the lower limbs and echocardiography in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism].},
  author={Carlo Bova and F. Greco and Aldo Ferrari and Oscar Serafini and Megan Nicoletti and Raffaele Garofalo and Gianfranco Misuraca and Giovanni Bisignani and Franco Plastina and Andrea Pellegrini},
  journal={Italian heart journal. Supplement : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={116-21}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic utility of clinical probability, rapid plasma D-dimer assay, compression ultrasonography (CUS) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. METHODS One hundred forty consecutive outpatients with suspected pulmonary embolism were enrolled in a prospective trial. We evaluated sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value of a combination of clinical probability, D… CONTINUE READING