Risk of fatal pulmonary embolism in patients with treated venous thromboembolism.

  title={Risk of fatal pulmonary embolism in patients with treated venous thromboembolism.},
  author={James Demetrios Douketis and Clive Kearon and Shannon M. Bates and Eric K Duku and Jeffrey S. Ginsberg},
  volume={279 6},
CONTEXT The most serious complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or nonfatal pulmonary embolism (PE) is fatal PE. However, reliable estimates as to the risk of fatal PE in patients with treated DVT or PE are lacking. OBJECTIVE To provide reliable estimates of the risk of fatal PE and the case-fatality rate of recurrent DVT or PE among patients presenting with symptomatic DVT or PE, during and following 3 months of anticoagulant therapy. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE literature search was… CONTINUE READING


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