Tritschler et al reported a classification for cause of death in a patient with pulmonary embolism (PE). The authors are from multiple institutions in Canada, Europe and Russia.
Patient selection: pulmonary embolus confirmed or suspected
PE-related cause of death
autopsy confirmed; no other more likely cause of death
PE objectively confirmed prior to death; no other more likely cause of death
PE not objectively confirmed but most likely cause of death
undetermined cause of death
undetermined despite adequate available information
insufficient clinical information available
cause of death other than PE
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Specialty: Clinical Laboratory