Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

The diagnostic workup and proper treatment approach to patients with pulmonary embolism can be challenging. The EvidenceCare Pulmonary Embolism pathway includes a diagnostic algorithm using the Wells Score and PERC rule as well as workup of the pregnant patient. For patients positive for pulmonary embolism we help the provider risk stratify their patient including whether they have intermediate (submassive) or massive clot burden. From there we help the provider go through appropriate anticoagulation options, indications and contraindications to fibrinolytic therapy. Indications for catheter-directed fibrinolysis, ECMO, and rescue embolectomy are also discussed.

Jeffrey Kline, MD
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