Tagged ‘PE’

Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , November 16th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Background

The clinical diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) can be challenging given its variable presentation, requiring dependence on objective testing. Decision instruments such as PERC and the Wells’ score help stratify patients to low or high probability,
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , July 20th, 2017 2 Comments

There is scant evidence published on the long-term outcomes of systemic thrombolysis in acute submassive PE.  Many advocate for the use of systemic thrombolysis to reduce morbidity (complications from chronic pulmonary hypertension) and mortality.
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