This large multi-site registry of patients with acute PE, the rate of PE-attributable death was very low (1% overall), most of which occurred in patients who were not anticoagulated while awaiting a diagnostic study. In patients with a high pre-test probability, anticoagulation should be started while awaiting diagnostic testing (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.