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#3 Comparing Clinical Prediction Rules for Likelihood of Pulmonary Embolism

Mr. Y, an obese patient with a history of cigarette smoking and controlled hypertension, is planning two international flights over the next 3 months. The internist is concerned about Mr. Y’s medical history and sedentary lifestyle.

What is his risk for deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism?

Search:

  • Pulmonary Embolism or PE, or
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT, then
  • Related Summaries, then
  • Pulmonary Embolism

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The internist notes the most valid evidence for assessing the likelihood of PE and uses the Pisa model for prediction.