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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Pulmonary Vascular Disease - PE/DVT |

CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) Frequently Identifies an Alternative Diagnosis in a Post-Orthopedic Population: A Retrospective Review of 372 Consecutive Orthopedic Patients Evaluated for Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

Jonathan Mendelson, MD; Manish Kumar; Vikramjit Mukherjee, MD; Radu Postelnicu, MD; Meghan Ward, NP; David Steiger, MD; Ezra Dweck, MD
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New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1191A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1300
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease - PE/DVT

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Perioperative orthopedic patients are at high risk for both venous thromboembolic (VTE) and non-VTE related clinical complications. Identifying a non-PE diagnosis to explain clinical decompensation may not adequately exclude a concurrent thromboembolic event in this specific population.

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