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Early anticoagulation associated with reduced mortality for acute pulmonary embolismFeb 2, 2010 10:55 EST
A recent article in Chest discusses how early anticoagulation in the emergency setting reduced mortality from pulmonary embolism with no increase in major hemorrhage. We can conclude that whenever there is suspicion of pulmonary embolism, the patient should be aggressively and rapidly anticoagulated as long as there are no contraindications.
Smith SB, Geske JB et al. Early anticoagulation is associated with reduced mortality for acute pulmonary embolism. Chest 2009: DOI 10.1378/chest.09-0959.