The natural history of pulmonary embolism

Clin Chest Med. 1984 Sep;5(3):403-10.


It has been found that the proper management of pulmonary embolism improves survival. This article reviews the natural history of pulmonary embolism as it relates to the appropriateness of several alternative therapeutic strategies.

MeSH terms

  • Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy
  • Pulmonary Embolism / mortality
  • Pulmonary Embolism / physiopathology*
  • Recurrence
  • Risk
  • Thrombophlebitis / physiopathology
  • United States


  • Fibrinolytic Agents