High prevalence of PE in patients with unexplained exacerbation of COPD

Patel, A.
July 2006
Thorax;Jul2006, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p603
Academic Journal
The article reports on the high prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with unexplained exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A study among 197 patients with COPD found that 49 of them reveal an evidence of PE. Moreover, risk factors identified include previous thromboembolism, malignancy, and a decreased arterial carbon dioxide tension.


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