Management of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) by D-dimer and multi-slice computed tomography in outpatients: an outcome study.


OBJECTIVES A prospective outcome study designed to evaluate a simple strategy for the management of outpatients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), based on clinical probability, D-dimer, and multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT). METHODS A cohort of 432 consecutive patients admitted to the emergency department with suspected PE was managed by… (More)

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