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DOM Medical Grand Rounds: Contemporary Treatment of Pulmonary Thromboembolism: A Team Based Approach
Drs. Belinda Rivera-Lebron and Catalin Toma each present from the 2016 UPMC Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Dr. Rivera-Lebron discusses Pulmonary Thromboembolism and the approach to treatment that involves multiple disciplines. Dr. Toma discusses acute PE and the emerging percutaneous options for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the differences between Submassive PE and other types of PE including the appropriate risk stratification work-up.
- Teach the appropriate medical options in treating Submassive PE
- Teach the various interventional options in treating Submassive PE
- Discuss the different clinical classifications of PE and the appropriate risk stratification workup.
- Review medical options available to treat submassive PE
- Recognize the various interventional options in treating submassive PE and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
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Drs. Rivera-Lebron and Toma have reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.
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Release Date: 2/14/2017 | Last Modified On: 2/14/2017 | Expires: 2/14/2020