Pulmonary embolism (PE), specifically submassive and massive, can be life threatening. Pulmonary embolism response teams (PERTs) are being developed across the country to facilitate rapid diagnosis and appropriate triage and provide rapid personalized treatment to reduce early cardiopulmonary decompensation and mortality. Early results are promising and demonstrate improved patient outcomes. Providers treating patients with PE should be familiar with PERT methodology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of PE.
- Interventional radiology
- Pulmonary embolism
- Pulmonary embolism response team
- Venous intervention
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing