Increased risk of pulmonary embolism among patients with hyperthyroidism: a 5-year follow-up study.

@article{Lin2010IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of pulmonary embolism among patients with hyperthyroidism: a 5-year follow-up study.},
  author={H C Lin and L Yang and Jiunn Horng Kang},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={
          2176-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although studies have indicated that hyperthyroidism is associated with hypercoagulability, most such studies have focused only on examining the incidence of venous thrombosis. As far as we know, no study has attempted to explore the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) among patients with hyperthyroidism. OBJECTIVE Using a nationwide population-based dataset, this study was aimed at estimating the risk of PE among hyperthyroidism patients during a 5-year period, as compared with non… CONTINUE READING
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