Triggers of acute pulmonary thromboembolism developed in hospital, with focusing on toilet activities as triggering acts.

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BACKGROUND The recognition of the trigger which is the action leading to the occurrence of acute pulmonary thromboembolism (APTE) is important to perform early diagnosis and early management of APTE. METHODS AND RESULTS The trigger of APTE in 138 patients who developed APTE in hospital was investigated. The triggers of APTE were specified in 57 patients… (More)

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