Prevalence of heart diseases in patients with pulmonary embolism with and without peripheral venous thrombosis: findings from a cross-sectional survey.

@article{Prandoni2009PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of heart diseases in patients with pulmonary embolism with and without peripheral venous thrombosis: findings from a cross-sectional survey.},
  author={Paolo Prandoni and Raffaele Pesavento and Henrik Toft S\orensen and Nicola Gennaro and Fabio Dalla Valle and Isabella Minotto and Fabio Perina and Vittorio Pengo and Antonio Pagnan},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={470-3}
}
BACKGROUND In up to 80% of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) no peripheral symptomatic thrombosis can be identified. Whether the heart may represent a source of PE is unknown. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey of patients who were 60 years or older and were discharged from the hospitals of Veneto region, Italy between 2000 and 2006 with the diagnosis of PE. We compared the prevalence of several acute and chronic heart diseases in patients discharged with the diagnosis of PE… CONTINUE READING

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