Unsuspected pulmonary thromboemboli: a continuing clinical challenge.

  title={Unsuspected pulmonary thromboemboli: a continuing clinical challenge.},
  author={Herbert L. Fred},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  volume={40 1},
The multidetector computed tomographic scanner has greatly improved our ability to quickly, safely, and adequately visualize the pulmonary arteries down to and including the subsegmental branches. But this sophisticated machine has also created new problems for clinicians who must care for patients who have what we now variously call incidental, asymptomatic, or unsuspected pulmonary thromboemboli—emboli that are clinically silent and detected unexpectedly. At this stage of our knowledge, we… CONTINUE READING

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