Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pulmonary Angiography

  1. Indications
    1. Suspected Pulmonary Embolism
      1. Discordant VQ Scan and Clinical picture
  2. Advantage
    1. Gold standard for diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism
    2. Sensitivity: 98%
  3. Disadvantage
    1. Mortality 0.1 - 0.5% (especially in unstable patients)
     
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