A pulmonary embolism, or PE, is the blockage of an artery in the lung, often caused by a blood clot that formed elsewhere in the body before traveling to the lungs. Pulmonary embolisms send thousands of Americans to the hospital every year, and they are the third leading cause of cardiovascular death in the United States.
Whether a pulmonary embolism is the cause of a hospital admission or one develops during a hospital stay, a PE doesn’t just require acute care at the time of diagnosis—it requires ongoing medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime.
We have proudly developed a “PERT” PE response team. This is a multidisciplinary team approach to deliver the most advanced and efficient care for pulmonary embolism. Learn more at our Pulmonary Embolism page.
OUR METHODS OF HEALING
- Cardiac surgery critical care
- Critical care management
- Interstitial lung disease
- Obstructive lung disease
- Sleep disorders
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Interventional pulmonary service
- Pulmonary embolism
- Hospital discharge & post ICU outpatient clinic
- Quality improvement
- COVID-19 recovery
- Neuro critical care
- Evaluation of lung nodules/masses
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Smoking cessation program
- Home and facility sleep testing
During the pandemic, as doctors and researchers scrambled for ways to save lives and fight back a brand new virus wreaking havoc on patients, a four-letter acronym gained new attention in the mainstream press.