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Undetected pulmonary embolism

More than 59% of the 300,000 people who die from venous thromboembolism in the U.S. each year have undetected pulmonary embolism.

Heit J, Cohen A, Anderson Jr. F. Estimated Annual Number of Incident and Recurrent, Non-Fatal and Fatal Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Events in the U.S. Blood. 2005; 106(11): abstract #910:267a. http://abstracts.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/abstract/106/11/910?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Estimated+Annual+Number+of+Incident+and+Recurrent%2C+Non-Fatal+and+Fatal+Venous+Th&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWC

Reference

Title
Estimated Annual Number of Incident and Recurrent, Non-Fatal and Fatal Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Events in the U.S.
Publication
Blood
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Heit J, Cohen A, Anderson Jr. F
Volume & Issue
Volume 106, Issue 11
Pages
abstract #910:267a
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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