Pulmonary embolism is part of venous thromboembolism, an important health problem which leads to significant mortality and morbidity with high economic and social burden. A prompt diagnosis and treatment as well as an appropriate prophylaxis are determinant factors in prognosis. This disease continues to demand particular attention namely in the investigation of risk factors, clinical probability algorithms development, diagnostic work-up evaluation, characterization of new therapeutic strategies and thromboprophylaxis recommendations. The present review looks into the current scientific knowledge regarding pulmonary embolism.
|Journal||Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|