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Pulmonary embolism response team

Lavender, Zachary PA-C, MHS; MacNabb, Megan PA-C, MPAS

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: December 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 12 - p 52–53
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000604872.64196.31
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ABSTRACT The Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) is a multidisciplinary team that quickly evaluates, coordinates diagnosis, and optimizes management for patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), a serious public health problem. The classification and management of PE has evolved over recent years. Despite updated guidelines by major medical organizations, classification and management relies heavily on expert opinion. Given the complexity of patients with PE and the variety of clinical presentations and treatment options, a multidisciplinary team is warranted.

Zachary Lavender practices emergency medicine at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital and is an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the PA program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. Megan MacNabb practices critical care at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Mark E. Archambault, DHSc, PA-C, department editor

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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