Haemoptysis: diagnosis and treatment.
Acute Med. 2012;11(1):39-45
Authors: Hurt K, Bilton D
Haemoptysis is a common symptom in clinical practice, which requires further investigation. Fortunately, massive haemoptysis only accounts for a small proportion of these episodes. It is a medical emergency that carries a high mortality rate. There are no agreed management guidelines. This review discusses proposed methods of resuscitation as well as outlining a diagnostic algorithm and discusses treatments including bronchial artery embolization, endobronchial therapy, surgery and medical therapies.
PMID: 22423349 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]