This pathway is designed to assist in the identification of patients with submassive and massive pulmonary embolism, and to guide their referral to the appropriate specialty groups (respiratory / cardiothoracic surgery / interventional radiology) for discussion and consideration of more aggressive management.
A SENIOR EMERGENCY CLINICIAN should be involved in the assessment of all patients identified as having a potential submassive or massive PE
Note: There is a separate PE Initial Diagnostic Pathway (below) that describes the appropriate investigation of patients presenting with suspected PE.
Date implemented – 02/2021
Revision date – 02/2024
Authors – James Rippey / Siobhain Mulrennan