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Short-term outcome of patients with history of significant coronary artery disease following acute pulmonary embolism

      Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third leading cause of cardiovascular death after myocardial infarction and stroke [
      • Goldhaber S.Z.
      • Bounameaux H.
      Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.
      ]. As already described, patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) have a higher prevalence of PE [
      • Sørensen H.T.
      • Horvath-Puho E.
      • Lash T.L.
      • Christiansen C.F.
      • Pesavento R.
      • Pedersen L.
      • et al.
      Heart disease may be a risk factor for pulmonary embolism without peripheral deep venous thrombosis.
      ,
      • Prandoni P.
      • Pesavento R.
      • Sørensen H.T.
      • Gennaro N.
      • Dalla Valle F.
      • Minotto I.
      • et al.
      Prevalence of heart diseases in patients with pulmonary embolism with and without peripheral venous thrombosis: findings from a cross-sectional survey.
      ]. However, limited data regard the short-term survival of subjects with history of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) after acute PE is available. For this reason, we sought to evaluate the prevalence and the impact of significant CAD on an 8-month mortality after acute PE.

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