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Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) of Aujesky et al

Purpose:

To evaluate an adult with a pulmonary embolism using the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) of Aujesky et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pulmonary Disease, Vascular Medicine, Gynecological Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97, I20-I25, I26, J40-J47

Description:

The Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) can help to identify a patient with significant short-term mortality following a pulmonary embolism. A patient at greater risk may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and the University of Angers.

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