When elderly adults suffer a fainting spell, a blood clot in the lungs may be the culprit more often than doctors have realized, a new study suggests. 584 more words
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My patient with significant dyspnea appears to have an acute exacerbation of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AE-COPD). How often do AE-COPD and pulmonary embolism (PE) coexist?
Simultaneous presence of PE in patients with AE-COPD is not rare, particularly in those with unexplained AE-COPD. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis reported a pooled PE prevalence of 16.1% (95% C.I. 179 more words