Prospective Study on the Treatment of Unsuspected Pulmonary Embolism in Cancer Patients
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Recurrent (symptomatic) vein thromboembolism, including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis
Suspected recurrent PE with one of the following: new intra-luminal filling defect on CT scan, MRI scan, or pulmonary angiogram; new perfusion defect of at least 75% on V/Q lung scan; inconclusive spiral CT, pulmonary angiography or lung scan with demonstration of DVT in the lower extremities by CUS or venography Fatal PE is: PE based on objective diagnostic testing or autopsy or death not attributed to a documented cause and for which DVT/PE cannot be ruled out. Suspected (recurrent) DVT with one of the following findings: abnormal CUS; an intra-luminal filling defect on venography.
Italy: Ethics Committee