Pulmonary embolism

pulmonary embolism: The obstruction of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus, sometimes associated with infarction of the lung.

Endpoint definition

Long name Pulmonary embolism
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: I26, ICD-9: 415, ICD-8: 450
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: I26, ICD-9: 415, ICD-8: 450
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 3
First defined in version DF2
Latin name Embolia pulmonalis

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 4185 2233 1952
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 1.93 1.82 2.07
Mean age at first event (years) 61.67 60.83 62.63
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 16.27 14.42 18.39

Longitudinal metrics

All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 1.0 1.0 1.0
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 26.98 28.30 25.46

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Pulmonary embolism
after Pulmonary embolism

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Pulmonary embolism