Diagnosis and treatment of acute pulmonary thromboembolism in the elderly: clinical practice and implications for nurses.

  • Luca Masotti
  • Published 2008 in
    Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official…

Abstract

Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) represents the third most common cardiovascular emergency after acute coronary syndrome and stroke. It is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in elderly patients and surely it is the first misdiagnosed disease. Many symptoms and signs of PTE are nonspecific making the differential diagnoses difficult and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jen.2007.04.023

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@article{Masotti2008DiagnosisAT, title={Diagnosis and treatment of acute pulmonary thromboembolism in the elderly: clinical practice and implications for nurses.}, author={Luca Masotti}, journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association}, year={2008}, volume={34 4}, pages={330-9} }