Hestia criteria can safely select patients with pulmonary embolism for outpatient treatment irrespective of right ventricular function.

@article{Zondag2013HestiaCC,
  title={Hestia criteria can safely select patients with pulmonary embolism for outpatient treatment irrespective of right ventricular function.},
  author={Wendy Zondag and Lies M A Vingerhoets and Marc F Durian and Anneke Dolsma and Laura Faber and Birgitta I. Hiddinga and Herman M A Hofstee and Amanda Hoogerbrugge and Marcel M C Hovens and Geert Labots and Tom Vlasveld and Mari{\"e}lle J M de Vreede and Lucia J M Kroft and Menno V. Huisman},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={686-92}
}
BACKGROUND There has been debate over how patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) can be safely selected for outpatient treatment. OBJECTIVES To compare the Hestia criteria with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) criteria for selecting low-risk patients with PE for outpatient treatment. METHODS From 2008 to 2010, 496 patients with acute, symptomatic PE were screened and 275 treated at home and 221 treated in the hospital according to the Hestia Study protocol. The Hestia criteria were… CONTINUE READING

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