PERTinent Updates:
Issue 43


Issue 43

February 2022




Contemporary clinical management of acute pulmonary embolism: the COPE study.

Becattini C, Agnelli G, Maggioni AP, Dentali F, Fabbri A, Enea I, Pomero F, Ruggieri MP, Di Lenarda A, Gulizia M.
Intern Emerg Med. 2022 Jan 4.
doi: 10.1007/s11739-021-02855-0. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34982399


Effect of a Diagnostic Strategy Using an Elevated and Age-Adjusted D-Dimer Threshold on Thromboembolic Events in Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Freund Y, Chauvin A, Jimenez S, et al.
JAMA. 2021;326(21):2141–2149.


Outcomes of acute pulmonary embolism in hospitalized patients with cancer.

Shalaby K, Kahn A, Silver ES, Kim MJ, Balakumaran K, Kim AS. 
BMC Pulm Med. 2022 Jan 6;22(1):11.
doi: 10.1186/s12890-021-01808-9. PMID: 34986814.


Usefulness of a refined computed tomography imaging method to assess the prevalence of residual pulmonary thrombi in patients 1 year after acute pulmonary embolism: the Nagoya PE study.

Nakano Y, Adachi S, Nishiyama I, Yasuda K, Imai R, Yoshida M, Iwano S, Kondo T, Murohara T.
J Thromb Haemost. 2022 Jan 9.
doi: 10.1111/jth.15636. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35000288




A clinical decision framework to guide the outpatient treatment of emergency department patients diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis: Results from a multidisciplinary consensus panel.

Kabrhel C, Vinson DR, Mitchell AM, Rosovsky RP, Chang AM, Hernandez-Nino J, Wolf SJ. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Dec 15;2(6):e12588.
doi: 10.1002/emp2.12588. PMID: 34950930; PMCID: PMC8673564.


Association of annual volume and in-hospital outcomes of catheter-directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism.

Jung RG, Simard T, Hibbert B, Harris AH, Hohmann SF, Giri JS, Bashir R, Alkhouli M.
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2022 Jan 27.
doi: 10.1002/ccd.30080. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35083846



Lashari BH, Kumaran M, Aneja A, Bull T, Rali P. . Chest. 2022 Jan 15:S0012-3692(22)00048-4.
doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2022.01.013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35041833.


Equivalent VTE rates after total joint arthroplasty using thromboprophylaxis with aspirin versus potent anticoagulants: retrospective analysis of 4562 cases across a diverse healthcare system.

Chelsea Matzko1†, Zachary P. Berliner1,2†, Gregg Husk1, Bushra Mina1, Barton Nisonson1 and
Matthew S. Hepinstall1,3*


Optimal follow-up after acute pulmonary embolism: a position paper of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function, in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology, endorsed by the European Respiratory Society.

Klok FA, Ageno W, Ay C, Bäck M, Barco S, Bertoletti L, Becattini C, Carlsen J, Delcroix M, van Es N, Huisman MV, Jara-Palomares L, Konstantinides S, Lang I, Meyer G, Ní Áinle F, Rosenkranz S, Pruszczyk P.
Eur Heart J. 2021 Dec 7:ehab816.
doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab816. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 34875048