Swami at St.Emlyn’s - February 21, 2017
..."The central theme in pulmonary embolism or, honestly, any disorder we look after is time. Time is the speciality of the Emergentologist. How much time does the patient have? How much time do I have to make the diagnosis? All ED interventions are there to buy the patient time. This idea rings true for the submassive PE: how much time does the patient have to break that clot down on their own? Do I need to simply watch and wait or do I need to help the process along?..."