When can we send a PE home from the ED?

This systematic review found evidence from 7 trials that low risk patients with new acute symptomatic PE may be discharged home from the ED; of 741 patients discharged home, none died, 3 had major bleeding, and 13 had a recurrent PE. Some low risk patients can safety be discharged from the ED with acute symptomatic PE (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

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.

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