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Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Consider immediate anticoagulation while working up for possible venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
    • Assess for contraindications to anticoagulation first!
      • Active bleeding, very recent hemorrhagic stroke, etc.
    • Delays in achieving effective anticoagulation are associated with increased mortality.
  • Assess clinical probability of PE having occurred.
  • Get imaging study.

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Last updated: April 29, 2010


"Pulmonary Embolism." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534061/all/Pulmonary_Embolism.
Pulmonary Embolism. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534061/all/Pulmonary_Embolism. Accessed April 26, 2019.
Pulmonary Embolism. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534061/all/Pulmonary_Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 26]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534061/all/Pulmonary_Embolism.
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