Echocardiographic diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in childhood

Marie M. Gleason, Michael G. White, John L. Myers

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism is a rare problem in the pediatric age group. As in adults, symptoms include tachypnea, chest discomfort, and hypoxia, but the index of suspicion in making this diagnosis in children is low. This report confirms the usefulness of two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, regardless of patient age. Causes of hypercoagulable states in children are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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