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Table 1 Characteristics and risk factors of 63 patients

From: Helical computerized tomography and NT-proBNP for screening of right ventricular overload on admission and at long term follow-up of acute pulmonary embolism

Characteristics and risk factors of 63 patients  
Variable Patients, n (%)
Age >75 years 10 (16)
Gender  
Male 30(48)
Female 33 (52)
Body mass index >25 kg/m2 50 (79)
Immobilization 28 (44)
(prolonged immobility, hospitalization, surgery within 3 months)
HRT * 7 (11)
Hormonal contraception 6(10)
History of DVT** 7 (11)
Family history of VTE*** 5 (8)
Thrombophilia**** 9 (14)
Active cancer 3 (5)
Varicose veins 27 (43)
Diabetes mellitus 5 (8)
Smoking  
Smoker 11 (17)
Ex-smoker 19 (30)
Non-smoker 33 (52)
  1. * HRT = Hormone replacement therapy.
  2. **DVT = Deep venous thrombosis.
  3. *** VTE = Thromboembolic disease.
  4. **** Known previously or detected in clinical laboratory tests.