Table 2

Clinical events after diagnosis and treatment of 496 normotensive patients with acute symptomatic PE

EventAll patients, N (%)Lactate-negative group, N (%)Lactate-positive group, N (%)p Value
Primary end point20 (4.0)6 (1.7)14 (10)<0.001
 7-day PE-related death7 (1.4)1 (0.3)6 (4.4)0.002
 Shock/hypotension11 (2.2)3 (0.8)8 (5.9)<0.001
 Mechanical ventilation5 (1.0)2 (0.6)3 (2.2)0.127
 CPR8 (1.6)2 (0.6)6 (4.4)0.006
30-day PE-related death12 (2.4)4 (1.1)8 (5.9)0.004
30-day all cause mortality27 (5.4)14 (3.8)13 (9.6)0.014
  • CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation.