Where should patients with acute pulmonary embolism be treated?

Piotr Pruszczyk, Stavros Konstantinides
2020 Kardiologia polska  
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the major causes of in-hospital mortality, and the short term PE prognosis is strongly related to its haemodynamic consequences. Therefore, a stepwise risk stratification approach has been proposed using a combination of clinical data, imaging, and biochemical markers, to define risk an early adverse outcome. Patients should be managed according to PE severity: some of them require urgent primary reperfusion, for most patients anticoagulation alone is
more » ... lation alone is sufficient, and selected low risk patients are potential candidates for early discharge and continuation of treatment on an outpatient basis. We present current risk-adapted approach to management strategies in acute pulmonary embolism.
doi:10.33963/kp.15143 pmid:31939451 fatcat:2wcvwt352nbhpnx6n7hg264t3e