Pulmonary Embolism

In this bumper podcast Dr Harry Pick, Respiratory Registrar and Research Fellow extraordinaire came down to talk us through pulmonary embolism (PE).  

He discusses the personal and setting based risk factors for pulmonary embolus including the risk scores used in diagnosis: Well's, PERC and the simplified PESI.

There is a talk through of when (and more importantly when NOT) to use D Dimer as a blood test and the key question of radiation exposure - CTPA vs V/Q scan.  

For more information on the Radiological findings related to PE here is the Radiopaedia page.

Here is the Take Visually for pulmonary embolism: