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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 Jan-Feb;55(1):52-62.

[Pulmonary thromboembolism: Recent experience of 4 years at a cardiology hospital].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital de Cardiología, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.


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It comprised a series of cases over a period of 4 years, held at the Hospital of Cardiology of the Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, IMSS. From 2008 to 2011, admitted to Emergency 184 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, of which 41 were removed; of the 143 remaining cases, only 127 patients was diagnosed with PE. The other 16 patients had other diagnoses. In 86% of patients showed electrocardiographic pattern S1Q3T3 and 39% had RBBB, in 17 (13.3%) patients there was hemodynamic instability, and in 94.4% showed enlargement of the right chambers by echocardiography, 55.9% showed paradoxical septal motion, PASP was 66.2+22.8 mm Hg and in 43.3% the Mc Connell sign was positive. A total of 48 patients (37.7%) received thrombolysis, the remaining patients received conventional medical treatment with anticoagulation. Overall mortality was 14%.


Echocardiography; Pulmonary embolism; Thrombolytic therapy

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