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Unformatted text preview: -D-Dimer assay for low to intermediate probability of pulmonary embolism-ECG is inconclusive but helps distinguish pulmonary embolism from MI-ABG measurements usually show decrease PaO2 and PaCo2 but these changes dont always occur-Thoracentesis may rule out pneumonia by dectecting whether empyema, an indicator of pneu-monia, is present Although all of these tests are essential the key diagnostic test results for pulmonary embolism include Lung scan: Perfusion defects in areas beyond occluded vessels and Pulmonary an-giography: Presence of emboli in specific areas....
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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.
- Spring '09