Risk stratification of patients with pulmonary embolism based on pulse rate and D-dimer concentration.

@article{Agterof2009RiskSO,
  title={Risk stratification of patients with pulmonary embolism based on pulse rate and D-dimer concentration.},
  author={Mariette J Agterof and Esther R van Bladel and Roger E. G. Schutgens and Repke J. Snijder and Ellen A. M. Tromp and Martin H. Prins and Douwe Hedde Biesma},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={683-7}
}
To enable outpatient treatment of a selected group of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), insight in the determinants of adverse clinical outcome is warranted. We have identified risk factors for serious adverse events (SAE) within the first 10 days of acute PE. We have retrospectively analysed data of 440 consecutive patients with acute PE. Collected data included age, gender, medical history, blood pressure, pulse rate and D-dimer concentration. The variables associated with SAE in the… CONTINUE READING

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Older age , gender , history of venous thromboembolism ( VTE ) , heart failure , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , cancer or a systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg had no significant influence on short term SAEs .
Older age , gender , history of venous thromboembolism ( VTE ) , heart failure , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , cancer or a systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg had no significant influence on short term SAEs .
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