Asymptomatic pulmonary embolism in patients with deep vein thrombosis. Is it useful to take a lung scan to rule out this condition?

@article{Monreal1989AsymptomaticPE,
  title={Asymptomatic pulmonary embolism in patients with deep vein thrombosis. Is it useful to take a lung scan to rule out this condition?},
  author={Manuel Monreal and C Rey-Joly Barroso and Juan Ruiz Manzano and R Salvador Tarras{\'o}n and E Lafoz Naval and E Viver Manresa},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          104-7
        }
}
One hundred and sixteen patients with proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) confirmed venographically had perfusion and ventilation lung scans performed 48 hours after admission to assess the incidence of asymptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE). Sixty-six patients had normal lung scans, 29 had high-probability defects suggestive of PE, and 21 had indeterminate-probability of PE. Chest X-ray, electrocardiogram and arterial blood gases were of no value in assessing the lung scan results. Six out of… CONTINUE READING

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