Key messages include: Fibrinolytics should be used in those with hemodynamically significant PE and acceptable risk of bleeding; for those with a contraindication, embolectomy should be considered in centers with experience; IVC filters should be considered in those unable to be anticoagulated (with appropriate retrieval later, if applicable); those with ileofemoral DVT should wear compression stockings for 2 years. The full guidelines can be found at (site)
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.