Pulmonary embolism in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or congestive heart failure.

@article{Monreal2006PulmonaryEI,
  title={Pulmonary embolism in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or congestive heart failure.},
  author={Manuel Monreal and Juan Francisco S{\'a}nchez Mu{\~n}oz-Torrero and Virjanand S Naraine and David Jim{\'e}nez and Silvia Mar{\'i}a Campos Soler and Ram{\'o}n R. Rabunal and Pedro Gallego},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={119 10},
  pages={851-8}
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) is often unreliable in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or congestive heart failure (CHF). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Registro Informatizado de la Enfermedad TromboEmbólica (RIETE) is an ongoing registry of consecutive patients with acute venous thromboembolism. In this study, the clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, and clinical outcomes of all enrolled patients with acute PE, with or without underlying… CONTINUE READING

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