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Am J Cardiol. 2005 Jun 15;95(12):1525-6.

Trends in the incidence of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis in hospitalized patients.

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St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan 48341-5023, USA. steinp@trinity-health.org

Abstract

Trends in the incidences of pulmonary embolism (PE), deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and venous thromboembolism (VTE) (PE or DVT, or both) in hospitalized adults (aged > or =20 years) were evaluated using data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey. From 1979 to 1999, the incidence of DVT in hospitalized patients increased from 0.8% of admissions to 1.3% of admissions. The incidence of PE was 0.4% of admissions and did not change over the 21-year period. Trends and incidences were similar or the same among men and women and whites and blacks.

PMID:
15950590
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.02.030
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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