PE Causes

PE Causes - Atrial fibrillation, Deep vein thrombosis...

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Causes Risk factors for pulmonary embolism include other types of cardiovascular disease, recent trauma, extended bed rest, and any kind of surgery. Surgeries for femur and hip fractures or any gynecological problem have a particularly high embolism rate. Pulmonary embolism is the 3rd leading cause of death in hospitals. Causes directly associated with Pulmonary embolism include
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Unformatted text preview: Atrial fibrillation, Deep vein thrombosis (pelvic, renal, hepatic, great saphenous vein thrombosis), venous stasis upper extremity thrombosis, Hypercoagulable states, congenital or ac-quired, Valvular heart disease, Right heart thrombus....
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2009 for the course NUR 4355 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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