Gender, age and clinical signs in patients suspected of pulmonary embolism.

@article{Donnamaria1994GenderAA,
  title={Gender, age and clinical signs in patients suspected of pulmonary embolism.},
  author={V Donnamaria and Antonio Palla and Carlo Giuntini},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={1994},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
We studied 196 patients with suspicion of pulmonary embolism (PE) to evaluate the role of clinical pattern, with special reference to gender and age, in raising the suspicion. Results are that clinical and instrumental patterns, although not specific for PE, may show highly frequent symptoms and signs such as dyspnea (52%), chest pain (60%), enlargement of… CONTINUE READING