Pulmonary embolism


pulmonary embolism: The obstruction of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus, sometimes associated with infarction of the lung.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

356077 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Filter registries

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 I26
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 415
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 450
Cause of death: ICD-10 I26
Cause of death: ICD-9 415
Cause of death: ICD-8 450


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, ICD version

Look only at ICD versions H.D: 10, 8, 9 ; C.O.D: 10, 8, 9


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Check minimum number of events None


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Include endpoints None


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Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 3
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2
Parent code in ICD-10 I26-I28
Name in latin Embolia pulmonalis

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 8435 4155 4280
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 2.37 2.09 2.72
Mean age at first event (years) 62.98 61.05 64.86


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 - - - -
15 years - - - -
5 years - - - -
1 year - - - -

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: I9_PULMEMB – Pulmonary embolism
GWS hits: 14

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Pulmonary embolism
after Pulmonary embolism

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Pulmonary embolism