How is pulmonary embolism diagnosed?

How is pulmonary embolism diagnosed?

Dr. Rajesh Chawla, Senior Consultant, Institutes of Critical Care Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, will discuss how to diagnose pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism is a condition where an obstruction is present in vessels of heart and there is shock in the perfusion of the lungs. It is an embolism in the pulmonary artery and can result in death if it is severe. Dr. Chawla will further explain the mild and massive pulmonary embolism and the management of embolism. He will also talk on anticoagulants which are used to treat embolism.

Dr. Rajesh Chawla

MBBS, MD, FCCM, EDIC, EDARM, FCCP, Specialized in Critical care, Pulmonary and Sleep disorders. Practices in Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. Fellowships: Fellow of Indian college of Critical care medicine (USA), Fellow of American college of chest physicians (USA). Member of National College of Chest Physicians Practicing Critical care for the last 20 years President of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine 2010-2012 President citation award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA.

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