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Session Presentations for Download

Session 1 — Epidemiology and Risk Factors —Moderator: Christopher Kabrhel

The Epidemiology of PE —Are We Making a Difference? —John A. Heit, MD

When Should We Suspect PE? —Jeffrey A. Kline, MD

Risk Assessment and the Pre-test Probability of PE —Philip Wells, MD

Whetting your Appetite with Some Challenging Cases —Victor Tapson, MD


Session 2 — Diagnosis and Imaging —Moderator: Akhilesh Sista

What’s New in CT Pulmonary Angiography? —Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD

Echocardiography—Diagnosis and Prognosis at the Bedside —David Dudzinski, MD

Venous Ultrasonography—Where Does It Fit For PE? —Ido Weinberg, MD

Diagnostic Algorithms—Bringing It All Together —Gregory Piazza, MD


Session 3 — PE Severity and Risk Stratification —Moderator: Geoffrey Barnes

The Varied Impact of PE on Patient’s Lives —Ruth Morrison, RN, BSN

Tools for Risk Stratifying PE —David A. Slosky, MD

Low Risk PE—Is Outpatient Management an Option? —Geno J. Merli, MD

High Risk PE—The PERT Approach —Christopher Kabrhel, MD


Session 4 — Anticoagulation —Moderator: Rachel Rosovsky

IVC Filters: Who Needs Them and For How Long? —Michael R. Jaff, DO

NOACs and Other Heparin Alternatives —Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD

NOAC Reversal Agents—Our Early Experience —George A. Davis, PharmD

Long Term Anticoagulation—How and For How Long? —John R. Bartholomew, MD


Session 5 — Thrombolysis, Catheters and Filters —Moderators: Soophia Naydenov and Kenneth Rosenfield

Current regulatory environment and potential FDA role in furthering the goals of the PERT Consortium to improve outcomes for patients with PE and VTE —Jose Pablo Morales, MD

Hemodynamic Collapse—Is Your Gestalt Good Enough to Empirically Lyse? —Belinda N. Rivera-Lebron, MD

Catheter Directed Thrombolysis—Have We Turned the Corner on a New Standard of Care? —Akhilesh Sista, MD

IV Thrombolysis—When, and For Whom? —Jeffrey W. Olin, MD


Session 6 — Surgery and ECMO —Moderator: George Davis and Michael Jaff

Suction Thrombectomy—New Devices, New Promise —James Benenati, MD

Open Surgical Thrombectomy —W. Brent Keeling, MD

Bridging PE Patients with ECMO —Emily Gundert, MD

What To Do When You See Clot in The Heart —Jay S. Giri, MD


Session 7 — Challenging PE Scenarios —Moderator: Jerry Bartholemew

Working Through the Cancer Patient With PE —Alok A. Khorona, MD

“My Patient Can’t Get Anticoagulated… Can They Get tPA?” Treating Patients with High Bleeding Risk —Gustavo A. Heresi, MD

Critical Situations in the Cath Lab —Thomas M. Todoran, MD

Thrombotic Storm: HIT, TTP, APLS and Other Hypercoagulable States —Thomas L. Ortel, MD, PhD


Session 8 — Long-Term PE Care and the Post-PE Syndrome —Moderators: Belinda Rivera and Rich Channick

Post-Thrombotic Syndrome —Geoffrey D. Barnes, MD

Long-term Medication Adherence —John Fanikos, MBA, RPh

CTEPH – What Are Our Medical and Surgical Options? —Richard N. Channick, MD

Balloon Angioplasty – A New Frontier for Inoperable CTEPH —Rutger J. Lely, MD


Session 9 — Hands-On Workshops 1-4 —Moderator: Christopher Kabrhel

Workshop 1: IVC Filter Symposium

Wish I Had Not Put In That Filter… —Kenneth Rosenfield, MD

My Most Difficult Filter Retrieval —T. Gregory Walker, MD

We Missed the Boat On Getting Out This Filter… —Ido Weinberg, MD

Too Sick To Move – Bedside Filter Placement —Christopher J. Kwolek, MD


Workshop 2: CTEPH in Depth

A Tale of Three Patients… Who Is Right for BPA? —William R. Auger, MD

I Thought This Patient Would Do Better – A Non-Responder —Richard N. Channick, MD (no slides)

Case Presentation 1 —Rutger J. Lely, MD

Case Presentation 2: Pressure and Image Guidance —Rutger J. Lely, MD (Slides in link above)


Workshop 3: Suction Thrombectomy from A to Z

Three Different Cases, Three Different Devices —Robert Maholic, DO

We “Flip-Flopped” On This Case —Roy E. Smith, MD

En bloc Aspiration… It Just Might Work For PE —Kush R. Desai, MD


Workshop 4: Creating a PERT Program that Works for Your Institution

How Our Team Works —John Gurley, M.D.

PERT Activations – A Tale Of Three Cities —Alison S. Witkin, MD; Daniel R. Schimmel, Jr., MD; Charles B. Ross, MD (Slides in link above)

I Cannot Get This Team to Collaborate —Geoffrey D. Barnes, MD

Thank Goodness for Good Follow-Up on This Case —Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD

The PERT Consortium —Jana Montgomery, MD


Session 10 — Hands-On Workshops 5-8

Workshop 5: DVT Symposium

Is This Patient Safe Going Home? —Geno J. Merli, MD

Potpourri of Invasive Techniques —Robert M. Schainfeld, DO; Gregory Walker, MD; Nathan Frenk, MD

Case Example from the ATTRACT Trial —Akhilesh K. Sista, MD


Workshop 6: Our Most Surprising PERT Cases

Case Presentations —Roy E. Smith, MD; Andrew J. P. Klein, MD; Matthew D. Langston, MDJosanna M. Rodriguez-Lopez, MD


Workshop 7: The PTSD of PE

The Depression and Anxiety of CTEPH: A Case Presentation —William R. Auger, MD

“Doc, Is This Gonna Happen Again and Will It Be the End?” —Mihir Kamdar, MD and Keri O. Brenner, MD, MPA

Early Psychological Intervention After Acute PE Can Work —Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD (Slides in link above)

Success Stories From Peer Support Groups —Ruth Morrison, RN, BSN


Workshop 8: Massive PE—Hemodynamic Support, Lytics, and Open or Endovascular Thrombectomy

Patient Crashing In The ED – Full Dose Lytics or Is There Something Better? —Christopher Kabrhel, MD

A Clear Indication for Open Thrombectomy, but High Risk. What to do…  —W. Brent Keeling, MD

Large-Bore Percutaneous Thrombectomy Using Veno-Veno Bypass; When and How? —Kush R. Desai, MD

ECMO in the Management of Massive PE —Nathalie Roy, MD

Recognizing the Need to Support the Failing RV —Mahir D. Elder, MD