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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for normotensive patients with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism

From: Interobserver reliability of echocardiography for prognostication of normotensive patients with pulmonary embolism

  All patients N = 73
Clinical characteristics, n (%)  
Age, years, median (25th-75th percentiles) 70 (59–79)
Male gender 39 (53%)
Risk factors for VTE, n (%)  
Cancer 9 (12%)
Recent surgery 4 (5.5%)
Immobilizationy 25 (34%)
Comorbid diseases, n (%)  
COPD 14 (19%)
Congestive heart failure 3 (4.1%)
Clinical symptoms and signs at presentation, n (%)  
Syncope 16 (22%)
Chest pain 38 (52%)
Dyspnea 54 (74%)
Heart rate > 100/minute 20 (27%)
Arterial oxyhemoglobin saturation (SaO2) < 90% 16 (22%)
SBP < 120 mm Hg 18 (25%)
Concomitant DVT 35 (48%)
  1. Abbreviations: VTE venous thromboembolism, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, SBP systolic blood pressure, DVT deep vein thrombosis.
  2. Active or under treatment in the last year.
  3. In the previous month.
  4. yImmobilized patients are defined in this analysis as non-surgical patients who had been immobilized (i.e., total bed rest with bathroom privileges) for ≥4 days in the month prior to PE diagnosis.