Pulmonary emboli after blunt trauma: timing, clinical characteristics and natural history.


BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) frequently complicates the recovery of trauma patients, and contributes to morbidity and mortality. Recent studies showed an increase in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) mainly in the early or immediate period after trauma. The clinical significance of those incidental PEs is unclear. METHODS The study cohort… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2010.12.028