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A Patient with Pulmonary Embolism: A Story of Unfortunate Events

R Bharatram, Alexander Kuruvilla, Dhayashri Dhavapalani, Balaji Rajaram

Keywords : Cardiac arrest, Hemodynamic collapse, Pulmonary embolism

Citation Information : Bharatram R, Kuruvilla A, Dhavapalani D, Rajaram B. A Patient with Pulmonary Embolism: A Story of Unfortunate Events. 2023; 2 (6):149-154.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0091

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Manifestations of pulmonary embolism (PE) can range from an incidental diagnosis in an otherwise asymptomatic patient to hemodynamic collapse and sudden death. In the later presentation, the diagnosis, initial management, and the subsequent devastating complications arising from the condition and its treatment presents unique challenges necessitating complex decision-making. Multidisciplinary involvement with balanced decision-making weighing the risks and benefits involved at every step is the key to successful management and achieving optimal outcomes.

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