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Hypotension Following a Broken Hip 

Hypotension Following a Broken Hip
Hypotension Following a Broken Hip

Joseph H. Skalski

and Daryl J. Kor

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date: 27 February 2021

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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