Basic Summary for Pulmonary embolism


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Main name of condition: Pulmonary embolism
Other names or spellings: pulmonary thromboembolism, pulmonary embolus, lung embolism


What is Pulmonary embolism?
  Brief description of Pulmonary embolism: Blocked lung blood vessel often from a blood clot.
  Parent types of Pulmonary embolism: Artery conditions, Respiratory conditions, Lung conditions, Embolism, Thromboembolism
  Organs Affected by Pulmonary embolism: lung, respiratory, artery
How many people get Pulmonary embolism?
  Incidence (annual) of Pulmonary embolism: approximately 650,000 cases annually in the USA
  Incidence Rate of Pulmonary embolism: approx 1 in 418 or 0.24% or 650,000 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Pulmonary embolism?
  Deaths for Pulmonary embolism: 9,000 deaths (NHLBI 1999)
  Complications of Pulmonary embolism: see complications of Pulmonary embolism
What causes Pulmonary embolism?
  Causes of Pulmonary embolism: see causes of Pulmonary embolism
  Risk factors for Pulmonary embolism: see risk factors for Pulmonary embolism
What are the symptoms of Pulmonary embolism?
  Symptoms of Pulmonary embolism: see symptoms of Pulmonary embolism
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Pulmonary embolism: see treatments for Pulmonary embolism
  Prevention of Pulmonary embolism: see prevention of Pulmonary embolism
Society issues for Pulmonary embolism
  Hospitalizations for Pulmonary embolism: 90,000 (NHLBI 1999)
  Hospitalization statistics for Pulmonary embolism: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pulmonary embolism:
  • 0.186% (23,699) of hospital consultant episodes were for pulmonary embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for pulmonary embolism required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for pulmonary embolism were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for pulmonary embolism were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for pulmonary embolism required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for pulmonary embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for pulmonary embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for pulmonary embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for pulmonary embolism occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospital consultant episodes for pulmonary embolism occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for pulmonary embolism were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.34% (178,409) of hospital bed days were for pulmonary embolism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Physician office visits for Pulmonary embolism: 92,000 (NHLBI 1999)
Last revision: June 12, 2003

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