New Guidance on Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism Led by UPMC Physician

July 3, 2019

Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD, MSCE, FCCP, director of the UPMC Acute Pulmonary Embolus (PE) Program and director of the UPMC Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Program (CTEPH), led a team of researchers with the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) Consortium to review, evaluate advances in the treatment modalities and pathways for PE, grapple with various current clinical guidelines recommendations in existence for PE patient care, and develop a new, evidence-based consensus practice document for physicians derived through a multidisciplinary collaborative effort.

 Published in Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, “Diagnosis, Treatment and Follow Up of Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Consensus Practice from the PERT Consortium” provides a series of algorithms derived through a consensus approach for diagnosing, treating, and providing follow-up care for patients who experience an acute PE event.

 The full text of the new paper can be found under the following reference.

Rivera-Lebron B, et al. Diagnosis, Treatment and Follow Up of Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Consensus Practice From the PERT Consortium. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2019 Jan-Dec; 25: 1076029619853037.