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Management of Patient by a Pulmonary Embolism Response Team in the Emergency Department [Cam Sakura Med J]
Cam Sakura Med J. 2022; 2(1): 30-33 | DOI: 10.4274/csmedj.galenos.2021.2021-10-1

Management of Patient by a Pulmonary Embolism Response Team in the Emergency Department

Kemal ener1, zgr Klkesmez2, Banu Arslan2, Kbra Selok1, Ramazan Gven1, Mcahit Kap1
1University of Health Sciences Turkey, Baakehir am and Sakura City Hospital, Clinic of Emergency Medicine, stanbul, Turkey
2University of Health Sciences Turkey, Baakehir am and Sakura City Hospital, Clinic of Radiology, stanbul, Turkey

Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when the pulmonary arterial system is blocked by a thrombus. Mortality is attributed to the right ventricle failure due to the increased pressure load. In this case, patient was successfully treated with catheter-mediated local thrombolytic therapy by a Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT). A 70-year-old male patient was transferred to our emergency department for further evaluation and treatment, with a prediagnosed PE. Consultant physicians (PERT) of cardiology, pulmonology, interventional radiology, and thoracic surgery were called to the emergency department and evaluated the patient. After a deliberate discussion, PERT members reached a consensus on catheter-mediated thrombolytic therapy for the patient. The patient had no symptoms or complaints over that one-month period. We believe that establishing a PERT is essential in terms of beginning the most appropriate treatment faster and reducing the mortality.

Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary Embolism Response Team, emergency medicine, catheter-mediated thrombolytic therapy

Kemal ener, zgr Klkesmez, Banu Arslan, Kbra Selok, Ramazan Gven, Mcahit Kap. Management of Patient by a Pulmonary Embolism Response Team in the Emergency Department. Cam Sakura Med J. 2022; 2(1): 30-33

Corresponding Author: Kemal ener, Trkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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