Death from pulmonary thromboembolism in severe obesity: lack of association with established genetic and clinical risk factors

@article{Blaszyk1999DeathFP,
  title={Death from pulmonary thromboembolism in severe obesity: lack of association with established genetic and clinical risk factors},
  author={Hagen J. Blaszyk and Peter Wollan and Agnieszka K. Witkiewicz and J{\'o}hannes Bj{\"o}rnsson},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
  year={1999},
  volume={434},
  pages={529-532}
}
 Several clinical and environmental conditions are causally related to sudden death from acute pulmonary thromboembolism (APT). Morbid obesity, despite its frequency and association with adverse health effects, is usually considered at most only an additive risk factor for APT. We reviewed protocols and histories from 7227 consecutive autopsies performed between 1985 and 1996 at the Mayo Clinic, including all deaths from APT where no clinical or environmental risk factor could be identified in… CONTINUE READING

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