Pulmonary Embolism: Still a Diagnostic Quandary
Keywords:Pulmonary embolism, diagnostic modalities, progress
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
JAFMC Bangladesh. Vol 7, No 1 (June) 2011; 34-40