Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of DVT and PE

This is a review of the updated guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of DVT and PE, which were released in March 2020 by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(NICE). They now incorporate the use of age adjusted D-dimers and the PERC(Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria). They cover the management of different causes of thromboembolism…

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How to Read the CTPA

CTPA’s are sometimes quite confusing to read. A simple approach, based on differentiating the anatomy is the approach to take. Below Dr Kas takes us through the reading of the CTPA.

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V/Q or CTPA in suspected PE in pregnancy

OK here it is. The final word in investigating the pregnant patient with suspected pulmonary embolism. Well, it’s my final word anyway. I’ve spent the last month or so reviewing the literature on this. What amazes me, is that two people can quote the same study and come up with a different conclusion. The confusion appears…

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