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Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Invasive Ultrasonic Procedure to Treat Pulmonary Embolisms

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a critical condition where one or more of the arteries within the lungs become occluded by a blood clot. Quick diagnosis and treatment is crucial to keep mortality rates low. It is common for PE's to originate from lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT). In other words:...
Written by Judith Buckland

Echo in Pulmonary Embolism…the clot thickens

Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary embolism continues to cause at least 60,000 deaths per year in the United States according to CDC statistics. Ten percent of symptomatic pulmonary emboli are fatal within one hour of symptoms onset. However, diagnosis can often be...

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