Fifty per cent of patients with pulmonary embolism can be treated as outpatients.

  • Trevor P Baglin
  • Published 2010 in Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH

Abstract

If at least 50% of patients presenting with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) can be treated as outpatients, the question is which 50%? In this issue of the journal, two studies further validate the practice of treating selected patients with PE as outpatients [1,2]. In the RIETE registry, fatal PE occurred in 12% of patients presenting with massive PE… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1538-7836.2010.04055.x

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