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Grand Rounds 02/10/16 @ BID-Needham: Dr. Barbara LeVarge  

Pulmonary Embolism
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Barbara LeVarge, MD

Feb. 10, 2016

Pulmonary Embolism

      

    Objectives of the Presentation

    Participants should be able to:

    • Understand the pathophysiology of acute pulmonary embolism and how this leads to clinical consequences.
    • Devise an approach to evaluation in the low and high risk patient with suspected pulmonary embolism.
    • Describe pharmacologic management options for acute pulmonary embolism, with focus on the low risk and submassive patient.
        

      Responsibility for Content

      The PowerPoint presentation, Take-Away points, Objectives, and Article links were sent by Medical Library Services and the CME Committee.

      Diane E. Young, Information Specialist

      dyoung3@bidmc.harvard.edu

          

        Take-Away Points of the Presentation

        1. Pulmonary embolism diagnostic algorithms employ multimodality data, with results of Wells score, D-dimer testing, and CT pulmonary angiogram highly relevant in most patients.

        2. PE patients presenting with hypotension or shock represent a very high mortality subgroup and require aggressive medical/procedural intervention.

        3. Optimal treatment of the stable but high risk submassive PE patient is still unclear and must be individualized.

            

          Links to Abstracts of Articles Cited (contact Diane Young for full-text articles at dyoung3@bidmc.harvard.edu)

           

          PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation

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