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ABSTRACT: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common problem but its diagnosis is challenging since clinical signs and symptoms are not specific. Given the significant overlap between the presentation of PE and other not life threatening entities/diseases, it is important to be acquainted with diagnostic tests and treatment of PE. It is of vital importance to suspect PE in case of chest pain. We would like to present the patient complaining of acute left-sided chest pain, referred to the hospital after being unsuccessfully treated in outpatient clinic for chest infection.
Journal of physiology and pharmacology: an official journal of the Polish Physiological Society 12/2007; 58 Suppl 5(Pt 1):129-33. · 2.48 Impact Factor