ACC/SCAI Monthly Cath Case Discussion: Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) Programs

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. New therapeutic tools and strategies have recently been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with PE. To address this crisis, PE response teams (PERTs) are being created around the world to immediately and simultaneously engage multiple specialists to determine the best course of action and coordinate the clinical care for patients with acute PE.

The scope of this webinar is to describe the PERT model and purpose, present the structure and organization, examine the available evidence for efficacy and usefulness, and propose future directions for research that is needed to demonstrate the value of PERT and determine if this multidisciplinary approach represents a new standard of care.

Michael Young, MD, FACC
Sanjum Sethi, MD, FACC

Rachel Rosovsky, MD, MPH
Asma Khaliq, MD, FACC
Hussein Abu Daya, MD, FACC

Case Presenters:
Nkechi Ijioma, MD FACC
Ritika Verma, MD

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiac Surgery, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Valvular Heart Disease