PE Intro

PE Intro - to be asymptomatic, massive emboli ( more than...

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Introduction Pulmonary Embolism is the most common pulmonary complication in hospitalized patients. It’s an obstruction of the pulmonary arterial bed by a dislodged thrombus, heart valve growths, or a foreign substance. Although pulmonary infarction that results from embolism may be so mild as
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Unformatted text preview: to be asymptomatic, massive emboli ( more than 50% obstruction of pulmonary arterial circula-tion) and the accompanying infarction can be rapidly fatal....
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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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