Episode 33 – P.E. MERGENCY



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In this podcast episode, we discuss massive, sub-massive, and non-massive pulmonary embolism. This common diagnosis is often misunderstood and mismanaged. To remedy that, we highlight categories of severity, pregnancy-related complications, effective and ineffective diagnostic tools, and definitive treatment options you should and should not consider.

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    1. Anthony,

      Thank you for the comment! With respect to nitric… It is everybody’s favorite answer to everything. It’s almost as cool as Ketamine. However, the reality is that it’s a bridge therapy. Nitric doesn’t convey improved mortality in almost anything. It just temporizes.

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