Acute pulmonary embolism.

  title={Acute pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Paul D. Stein and Fadi Matta},
  journal={Disease-a-month : DM},
  volume={40 9},
Most large or fatal pulmonary embolisms (PE) at autopsy were unsuspected ante mortem. Newly identified clinical characteristics of PE enhance our ability to identify potential patients. Because of laudable efforts to diagnose PE, about 90% of outpatient computed tomographic (CT) angiograms are negative. Overuse of CT angiography has resulted in huge… CONTINUE READING