ESC 2019:Developing Efficient & Effective Treatment Pathways for Pulmonary Embolism

Published: 25 Nov 2019

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Dr Erik Klok (Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL) discusses strategies and challenges for developing treatment pathways for pulmonary embolism. 


  1. How do you approach building a PERT network to establish a path of treatment for patients with pulmonary embolism?
  2. Why and how best do you involve interventional and non-interventionalists in the decision-making processes to choose the best treatment options?
  3. Could you tell us about the changes in the guidelines for CDT for IHR PE – what is the trend and direction?
  4. What are the biggest challenges for referrals in adopting new therapies supporting PE treatment?
  5. What are the biggest challenges of CDT, and how do you align patients with PE to the right treatment?


Filmed on site at ESC 2019 by Radcliffe Cardiology.

Videography: Dave Good & Doug George