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 care for this vulnerable and overlooked group of patients.

This months “From Our Own” section features work by Ahki Sista, James Horowitz, and Victor Tapson




Inferior Vena Cava Filters to Prevent Pulmonary Embolism: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Bikdeli B, Chatterjee S, Desai NR, Kirtane AJ, Desai MM, Bracken MB, Spencer FA, Monreal M, Goldhaber SZ, Krumholz HM. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Sep 26;70(13):1587-1597. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.07.775. PMID: 28935036 [PubMed – in process]




The role of heparin lead-in in the real-world management of acute venous thromboembolism: The PREFER in VTE registry.
Bauersachs R, Agnelli G, Gitt AK, Monreal M, Mismetti P, Willich SN, Laeis P, Fronk EM, Bramlage P, Cohen AT; PREFER in VTE Scientific Steering Committee. Thromb Res. 2017 Jul 28;157:181-188. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2017.07.029. PMID: 28780343




Comparison of In-Hospital Outcomes and Readmission Rates in Acute Pulmonary Embolism Between Systemic and Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (from the National Readmission Database).
Arora S, Panaich SS, Ainani N, Kumar V, Patel NJ, Tripathi B, Shah P, Patel N, Lahewala S, Deshmukh A, Badheka A, Grines C. J Am J Cardiol. 2017 Jul 31. pii: S0002-9149(17)31239-0. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.07.066. PMID: 28882336


Does Right Ventricular Dysfunction Predict Mortality in Hemodynamically Stable Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism?
Chaudhary A, Iqbal U, Jameel A, Anwar H, Bischof E. Cardiol Res. 2017 Aug;8(4):143-146. doi: 10.14740/cr577w. Epub 2017 Aug 23. PMID: 28868098




Pulmonary embolism severity assessment and prognostication.
Barrios D, Morillo R, Yusen RD, Jiménez D. Thromb Res. 2017 Sep 8. pii: S0049-3848(17)30485-1. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2017.09.007. PMID: 28911787



From Our Own…

A Pulmonary Embolism Response Team’s initial 20 month experience treating 87 patients with submassive and massive pulmonary embolism.
Sista AK, Friedman OA, Dou E, Denvir B, Askin G, Stern J, Estes J, Salemi A, Winokur RS, Horowitz JM. Vasc Med. 2017 Sep 1:1358863X17730430. doi: 10.1177/1358863X17730430. PMID: 28920554


Systemic Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolism: Who and How
Tapson VF, Friedman O. TVIR. 2017 Jul 5. doi: 10.1053/j.tvir.2017.07.005