Author: PERT_Admin

  • How Do I Get Involved
    with the PERT Consortium?

      Recorded live at the 3rd Annual Pulmonary Embolism Symposium, June 24, 2017.

  • PERTinent Updates:
    Issue 10

          Welcome to the tenth monthly email of PERTinent Updates featuring a select group of articles for your review. We aim to inform and update our members with the most recent major developments in the fields of PERT/VTE so that we in the PERT Consortium can continue to be at the leading edge of improving care for this vulnerable and overlooked group […]

  • Spotlight on a PERT:
    Ellis Hospital

    Hello again from the Communications Committee! We are excited to continue our Spotlight on a PERT series with a focus on Ellis Hospital, a part of the Ellis Health system, in Schenectady, NY. Each month we send a set of questions to a different PERT from around the country to get a sense of how […]

  • PERT #OriginStories:
    An interview with Chris Kabrhel, MD

    PERT #OriginStories: Interviews from the 3rd Annual PE Symposium 2017 Welcome to our first installment of PERT #OriginStories video interviews conducted by the PERT Consortium Communications Committee from the 3rd Annual PE Symposium in 2017. In this video, 2018 Course Co-Director Brent Keeling MD asks 2017 Course Director Chris Kabrhel MD about how he came to […]

  • PERTinent Updates:
    Issue 9

          Welcome to the ninth monthly email of PERTinent Updates featuring a select group of articles for your review. We aim to inform and update our members with the most recent major developments in the fields of PERT/VTE so that we in the PERT Consortium can continue to be at the leading edge of improving […]

  • Committee Chair Announcement 2018

    On behalf of the PERT Executive Committee and Board of Directors, we would like to congratulate the new committee chairs, who will begin their terms as of January 1, 2018. The PERT Consortium bylaws indicate that individuals may not serve concurrently as a member of the Board of Directors and chair of a committee. Accordingly, […]

  • A PERT’s initial 20 month experience treating 87 patients with submassive and massive pulmonary embolism.

    Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams (PERTs) have emerged to provide rapid multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of PE patients. However, descriptive institutional experience and preliminary outcomes data from such teams are sparse. PERT activations were identified through a retrospective review. Only confirmed submassive or massive PEs were included in the data analysis. In addition to baseline variables, […]

  • Systemic Thrombolysis for PE:
    Who and How

    Anticoagulation has been shown to improve mortality in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Initiation of anticoagulation should be considered when PE is strongly suspected and the bleeding risk is perceived to be low, even if acute PE has not yet been proven. Low-risk patients with acute PE are simply continued on anticoagulation. Severely ill patients with high-risk (massive) PE […]

  • PERTinent Updates:
    Issue 8

          Welcome to the eighth monthly email of PERTinent Updates featuring a select group of articles for your review. We aim to inform and update our members with the most recent major developments in the fields of PERT/VTE so that we in the PERT Consortium can continue to be at the leading edge of improving […]

  • PERTinent Updates:
    Issue 7

          Welcome to the seventh monthly email of PERTinent Updates featuring a select group of articles for your review. We aim to inform and update our members with the most recent major developments in the fields of PERT/VTE so that we in the PERT Consortium can continue to be at the leading edge of improving […]

  • VTE and Persistent PH in Cancer Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study

    In a prospective study of patients with a history of cancer or other active malignant disease, researchers suggested a link between the formation of blood clots in leg, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) which is a type of high blood pressure affecting the heart or lungs. It is important to note […]

  • Spotlight on a PERT:
    Emory University

    Hello again from the Communications Committee! We are excited to continue our Spotlight on a PERT series with a focus on the Emory program in Atlanta, Georgia. This program encompasses two hospitals in the Emory Healthcare system; Grady Hospital and Emory University Main Campus. Each month we send a set of questions to a different PERT from around the country to […]

  • Spotlight on a PERT:
    Cedars-Sinai

    Hello again from the Communications Committee! We hope you’ve been enjoying our “Spotlight on a PERT” series! Each month we send a set of questions to a different PERT from around the country to get a sense of how they handle pulmonary embolism at their institution. This mini-interview is then shared with the whole Consortium […]

  • Spotlight on a PERT:
    University of Rochester

    Greetings from the Communications Committee! We’re excited to send you all episode 2 of “Spotlight on a PERT,” a new initiative from our committee intended to give Consortium members an opportunity to observe “behind the scenes” how other PERTs are created and function. Each month we’ll be interviewing a different team, so please let us know if […]

  • Spotlight on a PERT:
    Weill Cornell Medicine

    Hello from the Communications Committee! We are excited to introduce our Spotlight on a PERT series with a focus on the Weill Cornell program in New York, NY. Spotlight is a new initiative from the Communications committee intended to give the Consortium an opportunity to observe how other PERTs function. Start the discussion on twitter (@PERTConsortium) […]