SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease: VTE
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is frequent among subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and associated with high mortality, but risk factors for mortality are not well known. The objective of our study was to determine if secondary polycythemia is associated with an increased mortality of acute PE in COPD patients.