Network Five Emergency Medicine Journal Club Episode 11 - Pulmonary embolism with PERT teams, YEARS and the RELAX-PE studies
Lauren Westafer introduces the concept of a new generation of pulmonary embolism (PE). What was once considered a deadly disease process now carries a mortality rate of <3%, which may be driven by overtesting as well as overdiagnosis.
A patient has chest pain and shortness of breath. Is there a way to rule out pulmonary embolism without further investigation? Can you use the PERC rule?