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Vascular diseases 

Vascular diseases
Chapter:
Vascular diseases
Author(s):

Sujal R. Desai

, Susan J. Copley

, Zelena A. Aziz

, and David M. Hansell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199560479.003.0007
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date: 22 September 2020

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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