Streams: Respiratory Medicine
The talk will provide an overview of the current management of acute PE, with respect to clinical presentation, investigation & treatment. There will be a particular focus on ambulatory vs inpatient care, thrombolysis, screening & long term complications.
- Understand when ambulatory/outpatient management of PE is indicated & how to develop such a pathway
- Explore the role of thrombolysis in submassive PE (including systemic vs catheter based regimens)
- Discuss the current evidence for risk factor screening
- Outline important potential complications post PE (eg pulmonary hypertension)