Pediatr Emerg Care 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
From the *Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children †Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA.
Objectives: To review the presentation, management, and outcomes of pediatric pulmonary embolism (PE) patients treated at a single institution over 10 years to determine whether laboratory findings and clinical presentation predict disease severity.
Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients treated for PE in a 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit from January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2018. Associations between clot burden and disease severity, clinical risk factors (body mass index, recent hospitalization, estrogen use), clinical presentation (heart rate, oxygen saturation), and laboratory values (white blood cell count, D-Dimer, troponin, proBNP) were performed using Student t test, χ tests, and 1-way analysis of variance. Read More