Is the prevalence of the factor V Leiden mutation in patients with pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis really different?

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INTRODUCTION Previous investigations have suggested a lower prevalence of the factor V Leiden mutation in patients with pulmonary embolism, as compared to patients with deep leg vein thrombosis. METHODS We studied unselected patients with pulmonary embolism, in whom we also assessed the presence of deep vein thrombosis by ultrasonography. We assessed the… (More)

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