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Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism: the Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Adam Torbicki, Arnaud Perrier, Stavros Konstantinides, Giancarlo Agnelli, Nazzareno Galiè, Piotr Pruszczyk, Frank Bengel, Adrian J B Brady, Daniel Ferreira, Uwe Janssens, Walter Klepetko, Eckhard Mayer, Martine Remy-Jardin, Jean-Pierre Bassand
European Heart Journal 2008, 29 (18): 2276-315
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Non-thrombotic PE does not represent a distinct clinical syndrome. It may be due to a variety of embolic materials and result in a wide spectrum of clinical presentations, making the diagnosis difficult. With the exception of severe air and fat embolism, the haemodynamic consequences of non-thrombotic emboli are usually mild. Treatment is mostly supportive but may differ according to the type of embolic material and clinical severity.

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