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Keywords

Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary, Respiratory, Complication

 

Authors

  1. Sims, Jennifer M. RN, MSN, ARNP, CCRN

Abstract

Unfortunately, acute pulmonary embolism is still a far too common occurrence. Fortunately, with prompt recognition, diagnosis, and treatment, mortality can be reduced. This article provides an overview of risk factors, diagnostic studies, and treatment of patients with acute pulmonary embolism in the critical care setting.