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Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202665
  • Images in emergency medicine

When PE is ‘in transit’

  1. Horiana B Grosu
  1. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Horiana B Grosu, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, 506 sixth street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA; bogdana_14{at}yahoo.com
  • Accepted 1 April 2013
  • Published Online First 1 May 2013

A 36-year-old male with no medical history had sudden onset dyspnoea on minimal exertion. He was hemodynamically stable, chest x-ray was normal and computer tomography showed a saddle pulmonary embolus (PE). A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) revealed a large mobile thrombus in the right ventricle (RV) outflow tract and RV dilatation with …


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