Pulmonary embolism in the elderly: a review on clinical, instrumental and laboratory presentation

  • Luca Masotti, Patrick Ray, +6 authors Paola Rottoli
  • Published 2008 in Vascular health and risk management
OBJECTIVE Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) remains difficult and is often missed in the elderly due to nonspecific and atypical presentation. Diagnostic algorithms able to rule out PE and validated in young adult patients may have reduced applicability in elderly patients, which increases the number of diagnostic tools use and costs. The aim of the… (More)

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