The role of echocardiography in the management of patients with massive pulmonary embolism

Kevin M. Harris, J. Cameron Muir, Michael F. Haney, Jonathan F. Plehn

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Abstract

Acute massive pulmonary embolus (PE) when undiagnosed may lead to hemodynamic compromise and death. Echocardiography offers several clues to the diagnosis of PE. We describe how transesophageal echo was used in the diagnosis and management of two patients with this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalEchocardiography
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • pulmonary embolus
  • thrombolysis
  • transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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