Massive Pulmonary Embolism in Wife-Caregiver of Terminally Ill Patient With Sarcoma

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative MedicineGrenader T et al. | November 23, 2011

Authors report a case of massive pulmonary embolism in a 63–year–old female caregiver of her terminally ill husband. Venous thromboembolism in family caregivers is a rare but a serious problem. Increased awareness and implementation of policies and guidelines to decrease potentially preventable venous thromboembolism are vital to help prevent unnecessary death, to increase patient safety, and to contain rising costs in health care.

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