Dean A. Emanuel, M.D., F.A.C.P.; George E. Magnin, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Ten successive patients with massive pulmonary emboli were seen during a 12-month period 1963 to 1964. Their ages ranged from 21 to 83 years. All of the patients had dyspnea out of proportion to their cardiac or pulmonary signs. The other common features of pulmonary emboli, such as cough, chest pain, hemoptysis, right heart failure, or evidence of leg edema were inconsistently present. Chest roentgenogram revealed a pulmonary infarct with cavitation in one patient, diffuse lung disease in a second patient, evidence of pulmonary infarction with pleural involvement in four patients, and evidence of enlarged pulmonary artery segments in four
Emanuel DA, Magnin GE. Pulmonary Arteriography and Embolectomy in Pulmonary Embolism.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:906–907. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-906_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):906-907.
Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Venous Thromboembolism.
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