Non-thrombotic fatal pulmonary embolism with a 'rule-out' CT scan.


We report on a 36-year-old woman suffering from metastasized breast cancer and severe dyspnoea owing to right heart failure. Symptoms and findings were highly suggestive of pulmonary embolism. In rare cases, pulmonary embolism is caused not by migration of venous thrombi but by emboli of other origin. Patients with cancer can suffer from non-thrombotic… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ehf2.12051

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