arterial blood gas analysis
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Chest. 1996 Jan;109(1):78-81 Randomized Controlled Trial
IN thromboembolic disease, pulmonary embolism The Use of
arterial blood gas analysis
As Diagnostic Tool
Is useless Than
gold standard: final diagnosis of PE
To exclude PE if normal results: in 38% of patients with normal pO2 and pCO2 a pulmonary embolism existed.