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Prognosis of Pulmonary embolism

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Pulmonary embolism: 9,000 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Estimated mortality rate for Pulmonary embolism from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 9,000 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 9,000 deaths (NHLBI 1999))
  • Incidence: 650,000 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: approximately 650,000 cases annually in the USA
  • 1.4% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Pulmonary embolism and Overview of Pulmonary embolism.


Complications of Pulmonary embolism may include:

Complications of Pulmonary embolism from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism: Research More

About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Pulmonary embolism usually refers to the likely outcome of Pulmonary embolism. The prognosis of Pulmonary embolism may include the duration of Pulmonary embolism, chances of complications of Pulmonary embolism, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Pulmonary embolism, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Pulmonary embolism. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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