Prognostic impact of the Charlson comorbidity index on mortality following acute pulmonary embolism.

@article{Ng2013PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic impact of the Charlson comorbidity index on mortality following acute pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Austin Chin Chwan Ng and Vincent E Chow and Andy Sze Chiang Yong and Tommy Chung and Leonard Kritharides},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={408-16}
}
OBJECTIVES It was the aim of this study to determine the prognostic significance of the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) following acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and assess the prognosis of patients without comorbidities (defined as a CCI score of 0). METHODS Outcomes of 1,023 consecutive patients admitted with confirmed PE were tracked after a median of 3.7 years (25-75th interquartile range 1.5-6.1 years). All were assigned a non-age-adjusted CCI score. RESULTS The median CCI score was 1.0… CONTINUE READING

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