Mortality in patients treated for pulmonary embolism.


The hospital course of 144 consecutive patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) demonstrated by pulmonary angiography was reviewed to determine the mortality of patients with treated PE. Twelve patients (8%) died of PE, and eight died of causes other than PE; 124 (86%) survived. Pulmonary embolism was the primary cause of death in only four of the 12 patients… (More)


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@article{Alpert1976MortalityIP, title={Mortality in patients treated for pulmonary embolism.}, author={Joseph Stephen Alpert and Roger Smith and J. Carlson and Ira S. Ockene and Lewis Dexter and James E. Dalen}, journal={JAMA}, year={1976}, volume={236 13}, pages={1477-80} }