Pulmonary embolism in respiratory failure.

  title={Pulmonary embolism in respiratory failure.},
  author={A Neuhaus and R R Bentz and John G. Weg},
  volume={73 4},
The occurrence of pulmonary emboli in 617 patients admitted to a respiratory intensive care unit was studied. Pulmonary emboli were found in 18 (27 percent) of 66 autopsies. Half of these pulmonary emboli were not diagnosed before death, despite persistent aggressive attempts to document pulmonary emboli. In this subpopulation of patients with respiratory… CONTINUE READING