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Dr. Belinda Rivera-Lebron reviews the history, management, and treatment of acutee and chronic pulmonary thromboembolism.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology and natural history of acute pulmonary embolus
  • List and compare the clinical classification of acute pulmonary embolus
  • Identify and recognize the prognostic factors and risk stratification associated with
  • Recognize the treatment options in the management of acute pulmonary embolism

Reading Resources:

  1. AHA Heart disease and stroke statistics. Circulation 2016
  2. Konstantinides. European Heart J. 2014
  3. Aujesky. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2005
  4. Jimenez. Arch Intern Med 2010
  5. Zamorano. European Heart J 2014


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated.

Dr. Rivera-Lebron receives;

  • Grant/research support: Johnson and Johnson Institutional grant
  • Consultant: Bristol Myers Squibb and Bayer
  • Other: Member of a PERT consortium board of directors


Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.


ABIM MOC Part 2 Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

To receive your ABIM MOC Part 2 credit, you will need to complete the post-test with a pass rate of 100% and provide your date of birth and ABIM number, along with the other required fields.  This information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine using the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Program and Activity Reporting System.

Release Date: 3/31/2017 | Last Modified On: 8/8/2022 | Expires: 7/8/2023

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