Articles tagged "Pulmonary embolism"

2017 Consensus Guidelines on the Approach to Syncope in Adults and Children

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

2017 consensus syncope guidelines from American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and endorsed by the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society

New Recommendations for Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Acute Pulmonary Emboli

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The American College of Physicians has just released clinical practice guidelines on how to evaluate patients with a suspected acute PE.

Managing Patients with a Submassive Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

It is unequivocal that systemic thrombolysis is indicated for massive PE associated with obstructive shock. What is less clear is how to manage the patients with a submassive PE. This meta-analysis concludes that thrombolysis is associated with a lower all-cause mortality but an increased risk of major bleeding including intracranial hemorrhage.