Chapter 17. Pulmonary Embolism

  1. Celia Oakley MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC1 and
  2. Carole A Warnes MD, FRCP, FACC2
  1. Celia Oakley

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch17

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

How to Cite

Oakley, C. (2007) Pulmonary Embolism, in Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition (eds C. Oakley and C. A. Warnes), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor (Emeritus) of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405134880

Online ISBN: 9780470994955

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Keywords:

  • pulmonary embolism (PE);
  • epidemiology;
  • pathogenesis;
  • thrombophilias;
  • venous thromboembolism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathogenesis

  • Thrombophilias

  • Diagnosis

  • Clinical syndromes (Table 17.3)

  • Diagnostic strategy

  • Diagnostic imaging (Table 17.5)

  • Management

  • Prevention of PE