This episode is part 2 of the PE podcast where we will discuss risk stratification and treatment of PE. It’s important that we accurately quantify the amount of clot burden that the patient has to order the right treatment and admit them (or maybe even discharge them) to the right location. We’ll talk about how to classify massive, sub-massive, and “non-massive” PEs and how to treat them. We’ll also briefly talk about emerging evidence for the expanding role of thrombolytics and outpatient treatment of PE.
Links mentioned during the podcast:
Cardiac ultrasound for diagnosing right heart strain/PE– from the Ultrasound Podcast (starts the PE section at 34:10)
TPA dose during cardiac arrest– from Brian Hayes at Academic Life in EM
Thrombolytics for submissive PE– from Dr. Salim Rezaie at Academic Life in EM
Outpatient management of PE– from the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM)