Risk stratification in patients with Pulmonary Embolism

CHEST journal Published a systematic review and meta analysis regarding Risk Stratification of Patients With Acute Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism Based on Presence or Absence of Lower Extremity DVT. In this review, in patients diagnosed with acute symptomatic PE, concomitant DVT was significantly associated with an increased risk of death within 30 days of PE diagnosis.

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Risk Stratification Rules:

  1. PESI: (Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index)
  2. Simplified PESI
  3. RIETE Score for Risk of Hemorrhage in PE Treatmen