You should be able to:
• Describe the risk factors for and aetiology of pulmonary embolism
• Explain why haemodynamic instability and hypoxia occur
• Outline the common clinical presentations
• Define the severity of PE according to high, intermediate and low risk
• Outline the workup and diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism in both stable and unstable patients
• Describe the specific findings from diagnostic investigations including ECG, echo and common imaging modalities
• Outline the management of pulmonary embolism
• Describe the indication, contraindications and rationale for thrombolysis
• Describe alternative methods for reperfusion and their indications
Compare different methods of anticoagulation in pulmonary embolism and their advantages