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The post-pulmonary embolism (Post-PE syndrome)

Published:March 09, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2020.03.004
      It is estimated that about 10 million of cases per year of venous thromboembolism (VTE) occur worldwide with substantial morbidity and mortality [
      • Raskob G.E.
      • Angchaisuksiri P.
      • Blanco A.N.
      • Buller H.
      • Gallus A.
      • Hunt B.J.
      • et al.
      Thrombosis: a major contributor to global disease burden.
      ]. VTE affects mainly the older population with rates three times higher in patients older than 70 years respect younger people, with a disproportionate increase in pulmonary embolism (PE) [
      • Smith S.B.
      • Geske J.B.
      • Kathuria P.
      • Cuttica M.
      • Schimmel D.R.
      • Courtney D.M.
      • et al.
      Analysis of national trends in admissions for pulmonary embolism.
      ].

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