Pulmonary Embolism

Eno Obong Essien, Parth Rali, Stephen Mathai

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis. PE is the third most common cause of cardiovascular death worldwide after stroke and heart attack. Management of PE has evolved recently with the availability of local thrombolysis; mechanical extraction devices; hemodynamic support devices, like extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; and surgical embolectomy. There has been development of multidisciplinary PE response teams nationwide to optimize the care of patients with VTE. This review describes the epidemiology of PE, discusses diagnostic strategies and current and emerging treatments for VTE, and considers post-PE follow-up care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-564
Number of pages16
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2019


  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Pulmonary embolism response team
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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