Pulmonary Embolism

Apr 01, 2022 Issue
Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism [Article]

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence rates are three times higher in patients with chronic or no risk factors compared with those who have transient risk factors after stopping anticoagulation therapy. In patients with unprovoked VTE, age-appropriate screening is sufficient evaluation for occult ...

Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Venous Thromboembolism: Management Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology [Practice Guidelines]

The American Society of Hematology has updated recommendations for management of VTE, which includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Jan 1, 2021 Issue
Treatment of Distal DVT [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Vitamin K antagonists reduce the recurrence of DVT and VTE (number needed to treat [NNT] = 17; 95% CI, 13 to 48) but not pulmonary embolism (PE) compared with no anticoagulation or placebo.

Jul 15, 2020 Issue
Increasing the D-dimer Threshold for Patients with Low Clinical Pretest Probability Effectively Rules Out PE [POEMs]

The Pulmonary Embolism Graduated d-Dimer strategy increases the number of patients in the emergency department and outpatient setting who have PE ruled out via d-dimer testing, thus decreasing the need for chest imaging.

Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Thromboembolism Recurrence Likely; Consider It a Chronic Disease [POEMs]

Perhaps it is time to start thinking about VTE as a chronic disease. Approximately one in 10 patients that have a VTE will have a second VTE over the next 12 months and almost four in 10 will have a second VTE over 10 years.

Dec 1, 2019 Issue
Diagnosing VTE: Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology [Practice Guidelines]

The American Society of Hematology has published recommendations for determining the optimal diagnostic strategy based on pretest risk.

Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Anticoagulation: Updated Guidelines for Outpatient Management [Article]

Vitamin K antagonists, unfractionated heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin, and direct oral anticoagulants are commonly used for the prevention and treatment of systemic embolism associated with atrial fibrillation, stroke, and venous thromboembolism. Low-molecular-weight heparin and select direct oral anticoagulants can be used for anticoagulation therapy initiation on an outpatient basis. Indications for anticoagulation therapy and other related recommendations from guidelines are discussed in this article.

Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria Reduces the Need for CT Pulmonary Angiography in Low-Risk Patients [POEMs]

Use of the PERC clinical decision rule significantly reduces the need for CT pulmonary angiography in adults with an initial low-risk clinical estimate of suspected PE.

Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Identifying Patients with Newly Diagnosed Acute Pulmonary Embolism Who Are at Low Risk of Death [Point-of-Care Guides]

Standard management of acute PE includes five days of inpatient treatment with parenteral anticoagulation, followed by long-term oral anticoagulation as an outpatient. However, guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians state that early discharge before five days can be considered in s...

Jun 1, 2018 Issue
Ruling Out Pulmonary Embolism in the Primary Care Setting [Point-of-Care Guides]

What is the best approach to evaluate patients with suspected pulmonary embolism in the outpatient, primary care setting?

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