The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the aged may be difficult, and therapeutic management may be fraught with considerable risk to the patient, and stress for the physician. However, the tremendous frequency, relatively low morbidity, and high mortality of this disorder in the elderly make it mandatory to maintain a vigilant posture with a high index of suspicion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1974|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology