Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

After a PE is diagnosed, a number of treatment options may be considered and the decision is typically based on the preference and purview of the medical provider. It is important to acknowledge that, presently, there are few “centers of excellence in PE” or “PE specialists”, whereby physicians and other healthcare professionals can seek diagnostic or treatment advice for their patients. Regrettably, despite the medical community’s recognition of its pervasiveness and impact, little progress has been made in streamlining care and decision-making in order to give patients access to a broad spectrum of options when considering treatment.