Time is of the essence in dealing with acute massive pulmonary embolism. The management of PE involves multiple specialists with a wide range of expertise. The PERT Is organized to allow for simultaneous communication to all of the specialists and for prompt activation of the required resources to manage these acutely ill patients.
Options include blood thinners (anticoagulation and fibrinolysis), catheter-based therapies and emergent surgery. We are happy to transfer patients from other institutions for these advanced therapies.