What is the incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) in the US?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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The incidence of pulmonary embolism in the United States is estimated to be 1 case per 1000 persons per year. [20] Studies from 2008 suggest that the increasing use of computed tomography (CT) scanning for assessing patients with possible pulmonary embolism has led to an increase in the reported incidence of pulmonary embolism. [21, 22]


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