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30-Day Mortality After Pulmonary Embolism Using PESI and Serum Troponin I

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Pulmonology & Critical Care
Cardiology

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Singanayagam et al studied the use of troponin I and D-dimer concentration in combination with the PESI (Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index) to predict 30-day mortality. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Ninewells Hospital Dundee and St. John's Hospital Livingston.

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