2019 ESC guidelines on pulmonary embolism: Novelties and unanswered questions

  • Stavros Konstantinides
    Corresponding author at: Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, University Medical Centre Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, Bldg. 403 55131 Mainz, Germany.
    Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH), University Medical Center Mainz, Germany

    Department of Cardiology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
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Published:February 19, 2020DOI:
      The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), were updated in 2019. The European Journal of Internal Medicine has published an elegantly written commentary by Vedovati and colleagues [
      • Vedovati M.C.
      • Giustozzi M.
      • Franco L.
      Beyond the guidelines: novelties, changes and unsolved issues from the 2019 ESC guidelines on pulmonary embolism.
      ], highlighting and critically reviewing some of the new recommendations. This article provides an excellent opportunity to explain and justify the main novelties and changes in the updated version of the ESC Guidelines, and also to put the remaining unanswered questions into perspective.


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