Clinically suspected pulmonary embolism: is it safe to withhold anticoagulation after a negative spiral CT?

@article{Gottster2001ClinicallySP,
  title={Clinically suspected pulmonary embolism: is it safe to withhold anticoagulation after a negative spiral CT?},
  author={Anders Gotts{\"a}ter and Arne Cato Berg and J. Centerg{\aa}rd and Bo Frennby and N. Nirhov and Ulf Nyman},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={65-72}
}
The goal of this study was 3-month clinical outcome in non-anticoagulated patients with clinically suspected acute pulmonary embolism (PE) following a negative spiral CT. During a 6-month period 305 patients underwent spiral CT, of whom only 8 also had a lung scintigraphy. In patients with a final CT report read as not positive for acute PE, all hospital records and answers to a patient questionnaire were analyzed for episodes of venous thrombembolism (VTE). Acute PE was diagnosed at spiral CT… CONTINUE READING