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In this lecture the author highlights various aspects of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) with evidence-based data and his own observations for many years. Risk factors for PTE and deep vein thrombosis of lower extremities are described in details, as well as clinical manifestations of PTE depending on localization of an embolus in pulmonary arterial tree. Current diagnostic approached to PTE are presented, including perfusion scintigraphy, pulmonary angiography, ileocavagraphy, measurement of D-dimer levels. Methods of surgical and medical treatment, including their indications, are described.

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M. A. Gurevich

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (MONIKI)

Author for correspondence.
Email: magurevich@mail.ru

MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Internal Diseases, Postgraduate Medical Faculty

Russian Federation


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