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Panvenography and pulmonary angiography in the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3529229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In summary, high-quality pulmonary angiography remains the most accurate and reliable means of diagnosing pulmonary embolism. It can be performed with relative safety, and the inherent mortality risks with pulmonary angiography (in the range of 0.2 to 0.5 per cent in active angiography laboratories) must be weighed against the significant risks incurred with inaccurate diagnosis obtained without pulmonary arteriography. Pulmonary arteriography and transvenous catheter embolectomy can be of great benefit in sudden cardiovascular collapse due to massive pulmonary embolism. Transvenous catheter embolectomy has survival rates at least as good as those of open embolectomy, and it has the advantage that it can be performed in any hospital with angiographic facilities and trained personnel, thus allowing more expeditious management of massive pulmonary embolism in hospitals that do not have cardiopulmonary bypass capabilities.
F L Kramer; G Teitelbaum; G J Merli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologic clinics of North America     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0033-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-16     Completed Date:  1986-10-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123703     Medline TA:  Radiol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-418     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Fibrinogen / diagnostic use
Iodine Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Plethysmography, Impedance
Pulmonary Artery / radiography*,  radionuclide imaging
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography*,  radionuclide imaging,  therapy
Thrombophlebitis / radiography*,  radionuclide imaging,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iodine Radioisotopes; 9001-32-5/Fibrinogen

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