Pulmonary Embolism in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of pulmonary embolism in our population of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients admitted to hospital with dyspnea. The patients will undergo investigation for pulmonary embolism, according to current guidelines.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with known or suspected COPD admitted with an exacerbation of unknown aetiology
known or suspected COPD
other causes of dyspnea
unable to perform CT pulmonary angio (contrast allergy, pregnancy)
already included in the study (each patient included only once)