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    Hestia Criteria for Outpatient Pulmonary Embolism Treatment

    Identifies low-risk PE patients safe for outpatient treatment.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Use in hemodynamically stable patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE).

    When to Use
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    Why Use

    Hemodynamically stable patients with acute PE.

    • Acute PE is associated with potentially life-threatening complications in the short term; therefore, careful risk stratification must be used when attempting to identify candidates for outpatient management.
    • Not all patients deemed low-risk will have acute life threatening complications, and not all necessitate inpatient management. This tool only helps identify those who are low risk, and does not necessarily predict those who are high risk.
    • Safely triages patients for outpatient management.
    • Easily applied in a clinical setting at the bedside.
    • Associated with decreased length of stay and lower costs.
    • Associated with fewer in-hospital complications.
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    Dr. Menno Huisman

    About the Creator

    Menno Huisman, MD, PhD, FESC, is a professor of medicine in the department of medicine - thrombosis and hemostasis at Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands. He is an internist with specialty in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Huisman’s primary research is focused on the clinical diagnosis and treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic disorders.

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