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Plicní embolie ve stáří - představuje diabetes mellitus riziko?

Title in English Pulmonary embolism - does Diabetes Mellitus represent a risk?
Authors

PRUDIUS Dana WEBER Pavel MATĚJOVSKÁ KUBEŠOVÁ Hana MELUZÍNOVÁ Hana BIELAKOVÁ Katarína POLCAROVÁ Vlasta NEBESKÝ Tomáš MRHAČ Lubomír

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geriatrie a gerontologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Keywords old age; pulmory embolism; venous thromboembolism; risk factors; diabetes mellitus; immobility; obesity; anticoagulant therapy
Description Venous thromboembolism is the third most common cardiovascular disease. About 1,0 % of patients admitted to hospital die of pulmonary embolism. The aim of our study was to analyze the set of patients above 65 years old in 2005-2012 manifesting PE. Despite the presence of more coincident risk factors by the diabetics, the prevalence of pulmonary embolism was more frequent in the non-diabetics set. Nevertheless, we had not found fundamental contradiction in the mortality of pulmonary embolism in both sets. Generally, the crucial risk factor of pulmonary embolism in old age remains imobility, regardless of diabetes mellitus. In the diabetics set is furthermore followed with obesity.
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