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MD Magazine:  Diagnosing Pulmonary Hypertension

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UPMC Video Rounds:  Advanced Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Embolism

UPMC Grand Rounds: Risk Factors and Treatment Options for Acute PE


Management of Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Embolism | March 20, 2015

We have had many advances in the field of pulmonary embolism, and with novel therapies come the need for discussion of their use and impact on patient outcomes.  This conference provided the audience with up-to-date information about advancements in the field of pulmonary embolism, as well as management of PE complications such as pulmonary hypertension and CTEPH.

Topics in this CME-accredited conference included:

  • Natural history of the pulmonary thromboembolus
  • Management of submassive PE – special considerations
  • Novel therapies including catheter-directed thrombolysis
  • Hypercoagulable states and newer oral anticoagulants
  • Long-term complications of acute PE: CTEPH
  • Surgical treatment of CTEPH: pulmonary thromboendartarectomy

You can view the presentations on the UPMC Physician Resources website:  Part I  |  Part II  |  Part III