Incidence and clinical characteristics of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism in Japan compared with acute pulmonary thromboembolism: results of a multicenter registry of the Japanese Society of Pulmonary Embolism Research.

@article{Nakamura2002IncidenceAC,
  title={Incidence and clinical characteristics of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism in Japan compared with acute pulmonary thromboembolism: results of a multicenter registry of the Japanese Society of Pulmonary Embolism Research.},
  author={Mashio Nakamura and Osamu Okada and Masahito Sakuma and Norifumi Nakanishi and Yoshiyuki Miyahara and Norikazu Yamada and Hirofumi Fujioka and Takayuki Kuriyama and Takeyoshi Kunieda and Tsuneaki Sugimoto and Takeshi Nakano},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={257-60}
}
The incidence of acute pulmonary thromboembolism (APTE) in Japan is quoted as being extremely low compared with the United States, and the incidence and clinical characteristics of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (CPTE) in Japan is unknown, so this study investigated these aspects of CPTE in 309 patients with APTE and 68 patients with CPTE. The ratio of the incidence of CPTE to APTE was 0.22 and there was no significant difference in age or sex between the APTE and CPTE patients. All of the… CONTINUE READING