Pulmonary Embolism: Still a Diagnostic Quandary

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  • T Islam Consultant, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield

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https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v7i1.8625

Keywords:

Pulmonary embolism, diagnostic modalities, progress

Abstract

Objectives: The objective was to review the progress made in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism over the past decade and the future direction of diagnostic modalities.

Methods: Research studies, review articles and scientific meeting abstracts published were reviewed.

Results: Significant progress has been made in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. Strategies have been developed to increase the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic tools.

Conclusion: With the advances of the technology and better understanding of patho-physiology, offer the hope of improving the medical management of common and potentially life threatening condition like pulmonary embolism.

Key words: Pulmonary embolism; diagnostic modalities; progress

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v7i1.8625

JAFMC Bangladesh. Vol 7, No 1 (June) 2011; 34-40

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Islam, T. (2011). Pulmonary Embolism: Still a Diagnostic Quandary. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 7(1), 34–40. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v7i1.8625

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