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9/27/2016 - Medical Grand Rounds: Contemporary Treatment of Pulmonary Thromboembolism - A Team Based Approach

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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the different clinical classifications of PE and the appropriate risk stratification workup.
  • Review medical options available to treat submassive PE.
  • Recognize the various interventional options in treating submassive PE and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Aujesky. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2005.
  2. Jimenez. Arch Intern Med 2010.
  3. Zamorano. European Heart J 2014.
  4. Konstantinides. European Heart J. 2014.
  5. Handoko. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014.
  6. Sharifi M et al. Am J Cardiol 2013.
  7. Zhang Z et al. Thromb Res. 2013.
  8. Armstrong PW et al. Am Heart J 201.
  9. Klok F. Blood Reviews 2014.
  10. Sanchez O. J Thromb Haemostasis 2010.
  11. Jimenez, et al, Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 189 March 15, 2014.
  12. Meyer et al, N Engl J Med 2014;370:1402-11.

Authors:
Belinda N Rivera-Lebron, MD, MSCE — Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Director, UPMC Acute Pulmonary Embolus (PE) Program Director, UPMC Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Program
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Catalin Toma, MD — Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology
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Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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