Seasonal variations in fatal pulmonary embolism

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.129b (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:129

Several mechanisms contribute

  1. E A Cooke,
  2. M A McNally,
  3. R A B Mollan
  1. Research fellow Senior registrar Professor of orthopaedic surgery Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University of Belfast, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast BT9 7JB

    EDITOR,—Peter Wilmshurst draws attention to the increased incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke associated with cold weather.1 This conclusion is drawn largely from epidemiological data from studies that were not based on postmortem examinations. We are surprised that he does not mention another major cause …

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