What are acute respiratory consequences of pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Answer

Acute respiratory consequences of pulmonary embolism include the following:

  • Increased alveolar dead space

  • Hypoxemia

  • Hyperventilation


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