TITLE

High prevalence of PE in patients with unexplained exacerbation of COPD

AUTHOR(S)
Patel, A.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Thorax;Jul2006, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p603
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21715227

 

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