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ACVC Study Group EXPERT-PE on Acute Pulmonary Embolism



Objectives

  • Create a European multidisciplinary network focused on care for the PE patient with haemodynamic or respiratory compromise, in close collaboration between the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care and the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function
  • Support the introduction of multidisciplinary (EXPERT-PE) teams in hospitals across Europe, who are responsible for the initial management of the PE patient with haemodynamic or respiratory compromise
  • Identify and map existing EXPERT-PE teams across Europe, and to survey those teams for local practice patterns in the future
  • Disseminate knowledge about the optimal management of the PE patient with haemodynamic or respiratory compromise, including advice on the appropriate use of anticoagulation, haemodynamic support and (advanced) reperfusion
  • Define quality indicators and levels of care for EXPERT-PE teams
  • Describe the relevant gaps in knowledge regarding the management of the PE patient with haemodynamic or respiratory compromise, and initiate and support studies to provide the missing evidence
  • Harmonisation of parameters (common data elements) used in clinic and research in PE patient with haemodynamic or respiratory compromise
  • Achieve close cross Atlantic collaboration with The PERT Consortium™
  • Engage in advocacy activities to make sure resources are made available for the development of EXPERT-PE teams and research in the area of severe PE

Study Group Members

  • Chairpersons: Prof. Erik Klok, FESC (NE) and Prof. Stavros Konstantinides (GE)
  • Members: Menno Huisman, Lilian Meijboom, Stefano Barco, Karl Fengler, Fionnuala Ni Ainle, Andrew Sharp, Ingo Ahrens, Nicolas Meneveau, Olivier Sanchez, Piotr Pruszczyk, Irene Lang, Gerard O'Sullivan, Roberto Pola, Julie Helms, Maria Christina Vedovatti, Roberto Lorusso, Brent Keeling, Peter Verhamme, Milica Aleksic, Ahmed Zaher, Umit Yasar Sinan, Jose M Montero Cabezas, Jacob Schultz

Publication

The new Acute CardioVascular Care Association study group EXPERT-PE on acute pulmonary embolism

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