A challenging case of thromboembolism

C. Crnich, C. Alvarado-Valdes, K. E. Wood, D. B. Coursin

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Despite advances in prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment, thromboembolic disease remains a significant cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality. The case report presented here highlights the clinical controversies associated with thromboembolism that developed suddenly and dramatically in a patient who underwent routine joint replacement. The take- home points that can be derived from this case are by no means limited to patients undergoing surgery and, in fact, are applicable to a variety of clinical settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-696
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Critical Illness
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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