Management of intra-operative acute Pulmonary embolism durin
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Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) can be life-threatening. Early detection is even more difficult for patients under general anesthesia as common symptoms are not available and the pathophysiological course of intra-operative APE is influenced by procedures of surgery and anesthesia, which makes patients under general anesthesia a distinctive group.. The following report describes a case of APE during hip replacement surgery, that provides us with a meaningful phenomenon—an opposite trend in increased PaCO2 and decreased PETCO2—as an early sign of potential APE for patients undergoing general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation....

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