Published: 8 November 2019
Author(s): Hernan Polo Friz, Annalisa Orenti, Mattia Brambilla, Alessandro Caleffi, Valentina Pezzetti, Luca Cavalieri d'Oro, Cristina Giannattasio, Giuseppe Vighi, Claudio Cimminiello, Patrizia Boracchi
Section: Original article

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a leading cause of mortality [1] and both its incidence and mortality increase with age [2–4]. After pursuing Emergency Department (ED) diagnostic work-up, the prevalence of confirmed PE ranges between 10 and 35% [1,5,6].

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