SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease - PE/DVT
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common life-threatening thrombotic disease. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia may also have devastating thromboembolic complications. Although the two conditions appear as distinct entities, PE and AF may co-occur. The direction and extent of the association between the two has not been well characterized. Our objective was to provide a systematic overview of pathophysiological and epidemiological aspects of the association between PE and AF, and to highlight the significance of their coexistence.