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Letters Pulmonary embolism

A reason to reduce expectations of thrombolytic therapy in pulmonary embolism

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1690
  1. Sebastian Lucas, professor of pathology1
  1. 1St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK
  1. sebastian.lucas{at}

It is good to see pre-test probability and quantification of uncertainty being discussed regarding the clinical diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism.1 In my special interest area of maternal mortality and autopsy, I encounter many deaths …

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