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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

TAPSE as a Prognostic Tool in Pulmonary Embolism

Last week we posted an article on acute pulmonary embolism in echocardiography. In that post we discussed how echo is good for ruling-in pulmonary embolism but not for ruling-out a pulmonary embolism. After diagnosing a pulmonary embolism what is the role of echo? Many studies have...
Written by Rhiannon Anderson, B.A. and Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Pulmonary Embolism in Echo

In the early days of our blog (2015) we published an article on the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in echo. Since then our audience has grown and additional research results have been published. This week we will review this past article and provide updates based on the latest...
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 Rhiannon Anderson and Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

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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