In the United States, up to 2 million DVT events occur each year, and the development of PE causes up to 200,000 deaths annually(5). Fatal PE is the leading cause of sudden death among hospitalized patients and contributes to up to 10% of in-hospital deaths(6).
In Japan, the population survey report by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare showed that annual number of deaths from PE had sharply increased between 1988 to 2001 (591 to 1749 deaths).
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