pulmonary thromboembolism


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pulmonary thromboembolism

 Pulmonary embolism, see there.

pulmonary thromboembolism

; PTE a clot within deep leg veins (e.g. deep-vein thrombosis, in 80% of cases) or pelvis (15% of cases) detaches, and passes through the right side of the heart to blockage of the pulmonary artery; cause of 'second-class travel syndrome'
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One was due to anticoagulation for pulmonary thromboembolism from a right heart mural thrombus, which developed after a pneumonectomy caused right heart failure.
Although the exact incidence of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is not known, it is estimated that there are 600,000 cases annually in the US and 100,000-200,000 of these cases result in death (1).
For example, acute cor pulmonale caused by an acute massive pulmonary thromboembolism often demands the administration of thrombolytic medications or embolectomy.
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Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited today announced that it received approval from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan for LIXIANA (JAN: Edoxaban Tosilate Hydrate, INN: edoxaban) for the prevention of ischemic stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and for the treatment and recurrence prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism .
SAN DIEGO -- More than 400,000 cases of pulmonary thromboembolism are missed by doctors every year in the United States.
Although myocardial ischemia must be considered first and foremost with ST-segment elevation in the critically ill patient, a growing number of nonmyocardial conditions, such as pneumothorax or pulmonary thromboembolism, must also be entertained because they may be equally threatening to the patient.
A week later, the patient died from a pulmonary thromboembolism.
Rising Incidence of Pulmonary Thromboembolism III-15

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