Treatment of low-risk pulmonary embolism patients in a chest pain unit.

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BACKGROUND Several studies have proposed the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) as a risk stratification tool for discharge of low-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) patients from the emergency department (ED) and treatment as outpatients, but this has not become accepted standard of care in the United States. Chest pain units (CPUs) may serve as ideal… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/HPC.0b013e3181f8b787

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@article{Bledsoe2010TreatmentOL, title={Treatment of low-risk pulmonary embolism patients in a chest pain unit.}, author={Joseph Bledsoe and David P. Hamilton and Elizabeth N. Bess and Jessica Holly and Zachary Sturges and Troy E. Madsen}, journal={Critical pathways in cardiology}, year={2010}, volume={9 4}, pages={212-5} }