Investigation and Management of Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

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Abstract

Individuals with suspected pulmonary embolism should be assessed for the need for imaging to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. In general, those who develop symptoms suggestive of PE during an admission will all require radiological imaging (e.g. CTPA). In contrast, those presenting from the community (and who will have a lower likelihood of having a PE) can be triaged for imaging according to their D‐dimer level and pre‐test clinical
probability score (revised Geneva score).

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Acute / All Inpatient

Last reviewed: 31 October 2018

Next review: 31 October 2020

Author(s): Colin Church

Version: 3

Author Email(s): [email protected]

Approved By: Thrombosis Committee

Document Id: 3