Tag pulmonary embolus
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Westermark sign

Nils Johan Hugo Westermark (1892 - 1980) was a Swedish radiologist. Westermark sign (1938) of relative oligemia on CXR in pulmonary embolism
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Nils Westermark

Nils Johan Hugo Westermark (1892 - 1980) was a Swedish radiologist. Westermark sign (1938) of relative oligemia on CXR in pulmonary embolism
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Pulmonary Embolism: Next Generation

Lauren Westafer introduces the concept of a new generation of pulmonary embolism (PE). What was once considered a deadly disease process now carries a mortality rate of <3%, which may be driven by overtesting as well as overdiagnosis.
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Fleischner sign

Fleischner sign: prominent dilated central pulmonary artery. Enlargement can be associated with massive embolus enlarging the luminal diameter of the proximal artery in the acute setting; or pulmonary hypertension in the subacute to chronic setting
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Hampton hump

The Hampton hump is a well-defined pulmonary pleural based opacity representing hemorrhage and necrotic lung tissue in a region of pulmonary infarction caused by acute pulmonary embolism.
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Antonio Palla

Antonio Palla (1949 - ) is an Italian respiratory and nuclear medicine specialist. Palla sign in pulmonary embolus (1983)
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This ECG is from a 47 year old female. She presents with acute onset severe dyspnoea. Her vitals signs are BP 95/42; RR 30; sats 88% (room air) Describe and interpret this ECG
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Thrombolysis for submassive pulmonary embolus

The use of thrombolytics for the treatment of submassive PE is controversial — the limited documented benefit (e.g. improved hemodynamics, potential for less chronic pulmonary hypertension) must be weighed against the increased risk of life-threatening hemorrhage and the availability of other therapies (e.g. catheter-directed thrombolysis or clot retrieval)
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Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PTE, PE) ranges from asymptomatic to a life threatening catastrophe. PE occurs when a deep vein thrombosis migrates to the pulmonary arterial tree
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C. H. Joseph Chang

C. H. Joseph Chang (1929 - 2017) was an American radiologist. Chang sign (CXR finding in pulmonary embolus) decribed in 1965