The diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism.

  title={The diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Emma Toplis and Gerri Mortimore},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={29 1},
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a condition characterised by an obstruction of the pulmonary arterial system by one or more emboli. Advanced clinical practitioners are often faced with ruling out a diagnosis of PE in patients with non-specific symptoms such as dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain, which can be fairly mild and therefore a diagnosis of PE easily missed. PEs can be a challenge to diagnose, especially in elderly people, since it can be difficult to differentiate their symptoms from other… 
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