Head physician, Internal Clinic of Haematoncology, University Hospital Brno, Medical Faculty of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Pulmonary embolism is one of the most common cardiovascular disease, which is usually the result of a sudden thromboembolic obstruction of the pulmonary vasculature. Its incidence in the Czech Republic is expected about 10,000 per year and untreated shows significant mortality (around 30%).
This algorithm of diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism is a practical guide for physicians especially of internal medicine. A part of this case report is also the issue of causal causes of pulmonary embolism, highlighting the need for laboratory testing and clinical risk factors for this disease.