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Vascular diseases

Sujal R. Desai, Susan J. Copley, Zelena A. Aziz and David M. Hansell

in Thoracic Imaging

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560479
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191726248 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199560479.003.0007

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Radiology

Vascular diseases

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Acute pulmonary embolism 286

Chronic thromboembolic disease 292

Tumour embolism 296

Pulmonary hypertension 298

Specific causes of pulmonary hypertension 303

Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is an important compliction of venous thrombosis and is potentially life-threatening.

The estimated incidence of acute PE is 60–70 cases/100,000; nearly half of cases are hospital in-patients or individuals in long-term care....

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Subjects: Radiology ; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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