Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism (ESC & ERS - 2019)
2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS): The Task Force for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
This document follows the previous ESC Guidelines focusing on the clinical management of pulmonary embolism (PE), published in 2000, 2008, and 2014. Many recommendations have been retained or their validity has been reinforced; however, new data have extended or modified our knowledge in respect of the optimal diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of patients with PE. These new aspects have been integrated into previous knowledge to suggest optimal and—whenever possible—objectively validated management strategies for patients with suspected or confirmed PE. To limit the length of the printed text, additional information, tables, figures, and references are available as supplementary data on the ESC website (www.escardio.org).
These Guidelines focus on the diagnosis and management of acute PE in adult patients.