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BMJ Open Respir Res. 2018 Jun 13;5(1):e000281. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2018-000281. eCollection 2018.

British Thoracic Society Guideline for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism.

Author information

1
National Pulmonary Hypertension Service, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.
2
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK.
3
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK.
4
South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, Middlesbrough, UK.
5
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK.
6
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK.
7
Chesterfield, UK.
8
Department of Respiratory Medicine, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton, UK.
9
Emergency Department, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK.
10
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, London, UK.
11
St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
12
Cardiovascular Department, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
13
Women's Health Academic Centre, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
14
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK.
15
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
16
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.
17
Department of Haematology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland.

Abstract

The following is a summary of the recommendations and good practice points for the BTS Guideline for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism. Please refer to the full guideline for full information about each section.

KEYWORDS:

pulmonary embolism

Conflict of interest statement

Competing interests: RC received funding from BTG, Actelion and MSD; BE received funding from Astra Zeneca and Diageo; DH received finding from Creavotech; LSH received funding from GSK, Endotronix, Actelion, Bayer, MSD, BTG and BMS; RP received funding from Bayer and Daiichi Sankyo; KS received funding from Actelion; CT received funding from Bayer, Daiichi Sankyo and Novo Nordisk; CNP received funding from UCB and Alliance; WP received funding from ARNS, AZ and BI.

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