Effectiveness of Managing Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Using an Algorithm Combining Clinical Probability, D-Dimer Testing, and Computed Tomography

  • Published 2005

Abstract

THE MAIN CHALLENGE IN THE DIagnostic workup of patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism is to accurately and rapidly distinguish the approximately 25% of patients who have the disease and require anticoagulant treatment from the 75% who do not. A number of new approaches have improved the diagnostic process for pulmonary embolism. The first is… (More)

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