missed PE

Pulmonary embolism is both over-investigated in young people and missed in elderly people and those with comorbid conditions, and those with PE can have a benign or complicated course. I’ve shared some bounceback cases on PE, and here are a few studies to keep in mind to better assess and manage patients with potential PE…

bouncebacks: PE

If a patient presents with pleuritic chest pain, shortness of breath and a clear chest on auscultation and xray, we obviously think of pulmonary embolism. But PEs are missed 10-30% on their initial presentations, so we should be aware of the atypical presentations. Here are a few misses/near misses based on the misdiagnosis   ‘REACTIVE…