Cardiac biomarkers for risk stratification of patients with acute pulmonary embolism.

Abstract

Patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) present with a wide spectrum of clinical acuity that necessitates different therapeutic strategies. Most patients maintain normal systolic arterial pressure and normal right ventricular function. With therapeutic levels of anticoagulation, they will likely have a benign clinical course. Unfortunately, some PE patients… (More)

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