Diagnosing pulmonary embolism: New facts and strategies

M. A. Kelley, J. L. Carson, H. I. Palevsky, J. S. Schwartz

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The combination of clinical suspicion and the results of the lung scan and impedance plethysmography appear to offer acceptable diagnostic accuracy in evaluating many patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism. The usefulness of this approach for patients with cardiopulmonary disease is still unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-306
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


  • Diagnosis, differential
  • Plethysmography, impedance
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Radionuclide imaging
  • Thrombophlebitis


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