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EJCM. 2014; 2(2): 36-38

Massive pulmonary embolism with extreme hypoxia and hypocarbia caused by knee bandage in young male

Ümit Yaşar Sinan; Uğur Coşkun; Gürkan İmre; Okay Abacı; Cüneyt Kocaş; Şükrü Arslan; Onur Baydar; Veysel Oktay; Serdar Küçükoğlu.

Introduction: Pulmonary embolism (PE) caused by obstruction of the pulmonary arterial bed is an acute, life threatening, cardiovascular emergent situation. It is a reversible cause of right ventricular failure. The initial diagnosis majority may be missed due to symptoms and signs are nonspecific. Because of late detection of diagnosis is fatal, PE should be thought when acute dyspnea occurs. PE and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are clinical situations related to venous thromboembolism (VTE). PE accompanies 50% to DVT (1). The real incidence of DVT and PE is not known due to nonspecific clinical situation. Pulmonary embolism occurs in 0.4% of hospitalized patients (2).

Key words: deep vein thrombosis ; Pulmonary embolism ; ventricular failure

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