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Computerized tomographic finding of saddle pulmonary embolism is associated with high mortality in cancer patients

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Abstract:

Background: Large pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with high mortality in cancer patients. Several risk stratification methods have been used in PE setting. While computer‐assisted tomography (CT) is now the preferred diagnostic modality for PE, its prognostic value is not well established.

Keywords: cancer; computerā€assisted tomography; prognosis; saddle pulmonary embolus

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.01914.x

Affiliations: 1: Departments of Cardiology 2: Radiology and 3: Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication date: 2010-04-01

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