Lauren Westafer is an emergency physician in Massachussetts. She authors the blog The Short Coat (shortcoatsinEM.blogspot.com) and co-hosts the emergency medicine core content podcast, FOAMcast. She also dabbles in research and implementation science and is currently funded by an NHLBI K12 grant studying the implementation of evidence-based approaches to testing for pulmonary embolism.
Pulmonary Embolism: The Next Generation
SMACC EMERGENCY MEDICINE UPDATES CONGRESS
This talk introduces the concept of a new generation of pulmonary embolism (PE). What was once considered a deadly disease process now carries a mortality rate of <3%, which may be driven by overtesting as well as overdiagnosis. This talk will explore this phenomenon and current evidence-based approaches to the evaluation and treatment of PEs.