Survey of Pulmonary Embolism Characteristics, A Hospital Based Study
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2018, Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 58-64
Pulmonary embolism is a common complication of hospitalization and contributes to 5 to 10 percent of deaths in hospitalized patients, making it one of the leading causes of preventable hospital deaths.
Is to evaluate patients with pulmonary embolism admitted to Ibn Alnafees Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq.
PATIENTS AND METHOD:
Cross-sectional study in one year( 2016) , We treated 52 cases of Pulmonary embolism in Ibn Alnafees Hospital in the CCU and we collected their data on admission to the hospital on different age group, gender, sign and symptoms, investigation, predisposing factors, treatments with thrombolytic therapy and the outcome of the patient. Seven patients died after admission, two of them same of day of admission.
In this study, the surgery was the most common risk factor for pulmonary embolism followed by deep Venus thrombosis. However, there was no obvious risk factor present in 11.5% of cases, and 28.7% of cases had have more than one risk factor.
The surgery was the most common risk factor for pulmonary embolism followed by deep vein thrombosis. The CT pulmonary angiography is positive in vast majority of cases, so it's useful and effective diagnostic tool for pulmonary embolism.
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