Masivní plicní embolie

Title in English Massive pulmonary embolism


Year of publication 2020
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Description Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an occlusion of the pulmonary system by loose thrombi, most commonly from the veins of the lower extremities and pelvis. Massive pulmonary embolism is associated with right heart failure and hypotension, defined as systolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg or a decrease of 40 mmHg despite adequate fluid resuscitation.

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