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G Karadeniz

Comparison of Mortality Risk Factors in Elderly and Young Pulmonary Embolism Patients

Pulmonary embolism(PE) has a high mortality, particularly in the elderly patients. Higher sPESI, presence of co-morbidities, as well as high BUN and CRP levels are associated with increased mortality risk in elderly PE cases.


Objective: To determine clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings as well as mortality rates in younger and older patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and investigate risk factors associated with mortality in elderly patients. 

24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2016


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