Plicní embolie ve stáří - představuje diabetes mellitus riziko?
|Title in English
|Pulmonary embolism - does Diabetes Mellitus represent a risk?
|Year of publication
|Article in Periodical
|Magazine / Source
|Geriatrie a gerontologie
|MU Faculty or unit
|old age; pulmory embolism; venous thromboembolism; risk factors; diabetes mellitus; immobility; obesity; anticoagulant therapy
|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.