This is the first of two episodes that covers pulmonary embolism. In this episode, we present our guest, Dr. Josh Kornegay, with a hemodynamically stable patient that is presenting with some pretty typical symptoms of a pulmonary embolism.

 

Here are some resources that we talk about that may be helpful for you to take a look at!

– PERC criteria paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1538-7836.2008.02944.x/epdf

– Well’s Criteria: https://www.mdcalc.com/wells-criteria-pulmonary-embolism

– PERC criteria overview: http://lifeinthefastlane.com/pulmonary-puzzle-016/

PE and ECG findings – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.12769/epdf 

 

These are a couple of articles that we are going to discuss next week, if you’re interested in reading ahead.

SSPE importance article from Blood – http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/bloodjournal/122/7/1144.full.pdf (pdf version)

-ALIEM discussion on this article and importance of SSPE – https://www.aliem.com/2013/subsegmental-pulmonary-embolisms-sspe-important/

 

Tune in in the coming weeks to hear our follow up episode. We’ll go over treatment of our stable patient, and discuss the diagnosis and management of a hemodynamically unstable patient with a PE.

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Annaleigh Boggess, MS4
Oregon Health and Science University

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