Concise Review of the Clinical Approach to the Exclusion and Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in 2020

Evan Mitchell Tomkiewicz, Jeffery Allen Kline

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism has extremely varied clinical presentations and can be difficult to diagnose. Clinical decision rules can help determine the probability of pulmonary embolism by assessment of the clinical presentation. After the diagnosis, several prognostic rules can be used to risk-stratify and facilitate outpatient treatment of pulmonary embolism. This review addresses the utility of clinical decision rules, biomarkers in the diagnosis of pulmonary emoblism, high-risk patient phenotypes, the use of this data to make disposition decisions for patients with a diagnosis of PE, and recent shifts in the management of pulmonary embolism in the clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-538
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Emergency Nursing
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Biomarkers in pulmonary embolism
  • Clinical decision rules
  • Contribution to emergency nursing practice
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency

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