Guidelines for Management of PE

PE_spiralThe European Society of Caridiology released their guidelines on the management of PE (and endorsed by the European Respiratory Society, in case you were concerned this was a cardiology guideline on a respiratory problem...).

This article provides a good summary of the recent literature and the rationale for use of some debated options such as d-dimer as well as thrombolysis. Most importantly, they provide a nice "spiral of death" showing the progressive pathology of PE.

The most useful parts for me are in the diagnosis and management algorithms, which give a good stepwise approach.






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