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Pulmonary embolism in a patient with “isolated syncope”, a diagnostic challenge


Abstract Syncope is a recognized presenting symptom in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), and is more common in older patients and following a large embolus. Isolated syncope, in the absence of dyspnea or tachycardia, is uncommon in this setting, and may be misdiagnosed as cardiac in origin, leading to a…

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