Nine-fold increased risk of PE for patients with severe asthma
The study of 648 people in the Netherlands found those with mild to moderate asthma had a 3.5-fold increased risk.
The authors also said the use of oral corticosteroids was a potential risk factor for PE.
“This is the first time a link has been found between asthma and pulmonary embolism and we believe these results have important clinical implications.
“Pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening complication that may occur in relatively young patients with severe asthma.
“Doctors should therefore increase their awareness and lower the threshold for the evaluation of