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Pulmonary Embolism

Edited by Ufuk Çobanoğlu

Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey

Pulmonary embolism is a serious, potentially life-threatening cardiopulmonary disease that occurs due to partial or total obstruction of the pulmonary arterial bed. Recently, new improvement occurred in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The aim of this disease is to re-review pulmonary embolism in the light of new developments. In this book, in addition to risk factors causing pulmonary embolus, a guide for systematic approaches to lead the risk stratification for decision making is also presented. In order to provide a maximum length of active life and continuation of functional abilities as the aim of new interventional gerontology, the risk factors causing pulmonary embolus in elderly individuals are evaluated, and the approach to prevention and treatment are defined. The risk of the development of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, combined with obesity due to immobility, the disease of this era, irregular and excessive eating, and treatment management are highlighted. Non-thrombotic pulmonary emboli are also covered and an attempt is made to constitute an awareness of this picture that can change the treatment and prognosis of the disease to a considerable extent. In addition to the pathophysiological definition of pulmonary embolus, the priority goal of quick and definitive diagnosis is emphasized, and diagnostic strategies are discussed in the book. A numerical analysis of the vena cava filters, which is a current approach to prevent pulmonary emboli recurrences, is presented in the last chapter.

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Pulmonary EmbolismEdited by Ufuk Çobanoğlu

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1493

ISBN: 978-953-51-0233-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6876-8

Copyright year: 2012

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45066 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

7 Dimensions Citations


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1. Risk Factor for Pulmonary Embolism

By Ufuk Çobanoğlu


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2. Risk Stratification of Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism

By Calvin Woon-Loong Chin


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3. Pulmonary Embolism in the Elderly - Significance and Particularities

By Pavel Weber, Dana Weberová, Hana Kubešová and Hana Meluzínová


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4. Venous Thromboembolism in Bariatric Surgery

By Eleni Zachari, Eleni Sioka, George Tzovaras and Dimitris Zacharoulis


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5. Non-Thrombotic Pulmonary Embolism

By Vijay Balasubramanian, Malaygiri Aparnath and Jagrati Mathur


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6. Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism Focusing on Thrombolysis - New approaches

By Diana Mühl, Gábor Woth, Tamás Kiss, Subhamay Ghosh and Jose E. Tanus-Santos


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7. Ventilation Perfusion Single Photon Emission Tomography (V/Q SPECT) in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

By Michel Leblanc


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8. Risk Stratification of Submassive Pulmonary Embolism: The Role of Chest Computed Tomography as an Alternative to Echocardiography

By Won Young Kim, Shin Ahn and Choong Wook Lee


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9. Quantitative Ventilation/Perfusion Tomography: the Foremost Technique for Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

By Marika Bajc and Jonas Jögi


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10. Dual Source, Dual Energy Computed Tomography in Pulmonary Embolism

By Yan’E Zhao, Long Jiang Zhang, Guang Ming Lu, Kevin P. Gibbs and U. Joseph Schoepf


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11. Numerical Analysis of the Mechanical Properties of a Vena Cava Filter

By Kazuto Takashima, Koji Mori, Kiyoshi Yoshinaka and Toshiharu Mukai


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