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Pulmonary Embolism

Majority of Pulmonary Thromboembolism (PE) results from clot fragmentation of lower limb Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) . Non-invasive testing of the lower limb, such as Compression Ultrasonography (CUS), is the gold standard for the routine diagnosis of DVT. Free-Floating Thrombus (FFT) is present in 10-26% of thrombi detected with ultrasound and is often considered being a risk factor for PE in patients with DVT. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in the medical literature on 3 cases illustrating the detrimental consequence of mechanical compression effect on lower limb DVT. Using Doppler sonography, vein patency can be evaluated with dynamic tests that increase or accelerate venous flow: compression of muscles upstream from the probe or limb rising produces enhanced Doppler signals in normal veins. A free-floating thrombus (FFT) may be detected in 10-26% of thrombi detected with ultrasound and is considered a risk factor for pulmonary embolism . Few cases where dislodged FFT caused PE have been reported. Anne AL Hsu, Pulmonary Embolism-A Mechanical Compression Effect on Lower Limb Deep Venous Thrombosis Online Journals are scholarly and peer reviewed journals. The journals provide forum and motivates scientists, researchers, academics, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects to share their professional and academic knowledge in the fields computing, engineering, humanities, economics, social sciences, management, medical science, and related disciplines. Online Journals also aims to reach a large number of readers worldwide with original and current research work completed on the vital issues of the above important disciplines. The journals permit all readers to read, view, download and print the full-text of all published articles without any subscription or restrictions.
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