[Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of pulmonary embolism].

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the most serious manifestation of venous thromboembolic disease. Until the 1980s there had been no substantial changes in either the diagnosis or treatment and follow up of PE. It has only been a little over 10 years since we first witnessed the development of various tools that have improved diagnostic yield and new treatment options that have opened the way to different models for managing this disease. The aim of the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) in publishing these guidelines is to provide up-to-date recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of PE based on the scientific evidence currently available.

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@article{Uresandi2004GuidelinesFT, title={[Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of pulmonary embolism].}, author={Fernando Uresandi and Josep Blanquer and Francisco Conget and Miguel {\'A}ngel de Gregorio and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Lobo and Remedios Otero and Edelmiro P{\'e}rez Rodr{\'i}guez and Manuel Monreal and Pablo M. Ca{\~n}ero Morales}, journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia}, year={2004}, volume={40 12}, pages={580-94} }