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Diagnosis: imaging techniques.
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PMID:  21047573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) cannot be confirmed or excluded by the medical history and physical examination alone. Objective testing is required in all cases of clinically suspected VTE; for most patients, this includes imaging modalities such as compression ultrasonography, ventilation-perfusion lung scintigraphy, or computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). Conventional pulmonary arteriography remains useful when CTPA is nondiagnostic or when an intervention such as catheter embolectomy is planned. Although CTPA is important in the evaluation of suspected VTE, ultimately the clinician must balance the risks against the benefits of CTPA for individual patients. Bedside echocardiography may be most appropriate for patients with hypotension or shock and suspected pulmonary embolism.
C Gregory Elliott; Todd D Lovelace; Lynette M Brown; Daniel Adams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 South Cottonwood Street, Suite 307, Murray, UT 84107, USA.
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