SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Embolism: Assessment and Outcomes
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
PURPOSE: Echocardiography is often performed in patients admitted with a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE), either as a part of the diagnostic workup or as a prognostic tool. The most recent Canadian guidelines recommend that clinical and diagnostic follow-up be carried out if pulmonary hypertension (PH) is documented at the time of an acute PE, as some patients will develop chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). We completed a chart review to determine the frequency of patients having a repeat echocardiogram after discharge from hospital, and to assess referral rates to our PH clinic.