Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) Symposium

Friday, May 31, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Buerki Auditorium
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

Program Description:

Pulmonary embolism is a leading cause of cardiovascular death in the United States and mortality has not decreased in several decades. There is a national effort to standardize and improve the quality of care of patients with sub-massive and massive acute pulmonary embolism. There has been recognition that this is perhaps best done through a multidisciplinary approach with a PERT (pulmonary embolism response team) which allows for: the rapid evaluation of risks, formulation of a treatment plan, and mobilization of the necessary resources to provide the highest level of care to those in need. Our goal to is to introduce the concept of PERT, discuss our experience here at Henry Ford Hospital, review challenges in the management of this complex patient population in addition to discussing recent advances in various interventions which have more recently become available in the management of this disease.

At the completion of this course, participants should be better be able to:

  • Understand latest updates in the pathophysiology, risk factors and diagnosis of PE
  • Risk stratify patients into low risk, submassive and massive PE categories to better identify patients at high risk of morbidity and mortality.
  • Manage patients with low-risk and high-risk PE with the myriad of options available, including systemic anticoagulation, catheter based interventions, mechanical circulatory support and surgery.
  • Recognize long term complications from PE, namely Post-PE Syndrome, and strategies for prevention and treatment.
  • Understand the value of a multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with PE and the utility of PERT teams in this approach

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Henry Ford Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Henry Ford Health System designates this live course for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In Compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all individuals in a position to control/influence the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial interests of their own or spouse or partners with any commercial interests and/or non-FDA approved use of a drug or a device that is included in the presentation.