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JCU 1994 ;2(2) :225-228.
Thrombi in Main Pulmonary Artery Detected by Echocardiography
Kang-Hyun Lee, Sung-Oh Hwang, Kyoung-Soo Lim, Young-Ski Kim, Moo Eob Ahn, Yoon Kyung Cho, Jung-Han Yoon, Keum-Soo Park, Kyung-Hoon Choe
Department of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea
ABSTRACT
Clinical diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism is very difficult because clinical manifestations are nonspecific. Considering that this disease is life-threatening, prompt diagnosis and early treatment is critical in early course of the disease process. Emergency echocardiography can provide diagnostic hints for pulmonary thromboembolism. This report describes a woman who complained unexplained dyspnea and hypoxia, and was diagnosed with thromboembolism of main pulmonary artery detected by emergency echocardiography.
Keywords: Pulmonary thromboembolism, Echocardiography
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