Acute pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening diagnosis that can present with a multitude of nonspecific symptoms. Practitioners should maintain a high level of suspicion for acute pulmonary embolism in high-risk patients. Obtaining an appropriate diagnostic evaluation and choosing an adequate treatment method may reduce the morbidity and mortality of this devastating condition.
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Morici B. (2014). Diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 27(4), 18–22. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000444729.09046.09
Department of Emergency Medicine