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Pulmonary embolism in the elderly

Busby, Wendy, Bayer, Antony James and Pathy, John 1988. Pulmonary embolism in the elderly. Age and Ageing 17 (3) , pp. 205-209. 10.1093/ageing/17.3.205

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Abstract

A retrospective study was made of a consecutive series of patients over 65 years of age diagnosed as having a pulmonary embolus by either ventilation-perfusion lung scan or at necropsy. No clinical features were particularly helpful in making the diagnosis though signs of deep-vein thrombosis were present in 35%. Anticoagulants were well tolerated by all patients to whom they were prescribed. Postmortem findings showed a decreasing frequency of pulmonary emboli in the elderly which may indicate a reduction in predisposing factors.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0002-0729
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/50010

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