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Emergency triage uses portable ultrasound to spot pulmonary embolism

May 12, 2008

Emergency triage uses portable ultrasound to spot pulmonary embolism
Wendy Despain
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Portable ultrasound in the emergency room can identify pulmonary embolism in patients having difficulty breathing, allowing for prompt treatment.

Dr. Nicolas Mansencal from the cardiology department at the University Hospital Ambroise Paré in Paris and colleagues from hospitals around France studied 76 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism after D-dimer screening. Each patient in the study received helical chest CT, transthoracic echocardiography, and venous ultrasonography using simplified echo criteria. The researchers published their findings in the May issue of Echocardiography.



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