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Interval Increase in the Right to Left Ventricular Diameter Ratios and 30-Day Mortality After an Acute Pulmonary Embolism

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Lu et al used the interval change in the ratio of the right to left ventricular diameter to identify a patient with an acute pulmonary embolism who is at increased risk for 30-day mortality. A patient at increased risk of mortality may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

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