A Mini-review on Assessment and Management of Pulmonary Embolism

  • D Harikrishna, MBBS, MD (Med), DNB (Cardio) MNAMS Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur, Kerala, India
Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, Evaluation, Management

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism is a major clinical challenge with significant morbidity and mortality. It has been noted that prompt and appropriate management may reduce the adverse outcomes of the condition. In recent years, extensive research has been conducted for the effective management of patients with pulmonary embolism. In this context, we aimed to produce a content that reflects the state-of-the-art regarding pulmonary embolism, which can be used as a guide in the management of patients with this difficult disorder. We suggest that the management should be individualized for each patient based on the clinical assessment of risk-benefit with certain therapeutic modalities.

Author Biography

D Harikrishna, MBBS, MD (Med), DNB (Cardio) MNAMS, Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur, Kerala, India

Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiologist

Published
2015-06-29
Section
Review Article