ERS School Course on Pulmonary Embolism, Pisa 2008

Target audience
This course targets trainees and clinicians involved in both emergency and non-emergency medicine.
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Educational aims
  • To provide the opportunity for students to achieve the state of the art in terms of epidemiology and natural history of PE
  • To demonstrate, with practical examples, that clinical presentation of patients may be utilised to raise suspicion
  • To demonstrate the practical application of structured methods for non invasive diagnosis of PE
  • To entail the role of non invasive and invasive tools for the diagnostic process
  • To review the available results of pharmacological studies for the treatment of PE and the current status of ongoing studies
  • To define rules with which to manage patients with PE in the medium and long term
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