TABLE 5

Comparison of severity factors in surviving patients and patients deceased within 30 days of ambulatory assessment unit attendance with pulmonary embolism (PE)

VariableSurviving (n=183)Deceased (n=4)p-value
Age years (mean)62.372.750.25
PESI score82.3105.20.15
Cancer35 (19.1)1 (25)0.58
Heart failure13 (7.1)0 (0)1.0
Lung disease37 (20)2 (50)0.19
Ambulated135 (74)1 (25)0.063
Troponin ng·mL−10.027 (n=110)0.07 (n=3)0.40
D-dimer ng·mL−1612092610.54
Oxygen use19 (10.4)2 (50)0.063
Saddle embolus4/176 (2.3)0/3 (0)1.0
Right-heart strain39/175 (22.3)0/3 (0)1.0
Bilateral PE127/180 (70.1)2/3 (66.7)1.0
Sub-segmental14/175 (8)1/3 (33.3)0.23
Incidental finding10/183 (5.5)0/4 (0)1.0

Data is presented as n, n (%) or n/n (%), unless otherwise stated. PESI: Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index.