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Hypotension Following a Broken Hip 

Hypotension Following a Broken Hip
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Hypotension Following a Broken Hip
Author(s):

Joseph H. Skalski

and Daryl J. Kor

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464813.003.0013
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date: 19 October 2019

Anticoagulant medications are the mainstay of therapy for acute pulmonary embolism. Parenteral anticoagulants, such as heparin, should be initiated immediately in patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism unless there is a specific contraindication. In patients with a high clinical suspicion for pulmonary embolism and no contraindications to pharmacologic anticoagulation, therapy should be initiated without delay-even before confirmatory diagnostic testing.

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