2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European respiratory society (ERS)

Stavros V. Konstantinides*, Guy Meyer, Hector Bueno, Nazzareno Galié, J. Simon R. Gibbs, Walter Ageno, Stefan Agewall, Ana G. Almeida, Felicita Andreotti, Emanuele Barbato, Andreas Baumbach, Farzin Beygui, Jørn Carlsen, Marco De Carlo, Marion Delcroix, Pilar Escribano Subias, Sean Gaine, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Deepa Gopalan, Gilbert HabibDavid Jenkins, Barbro Kjellström, Mitja Lainscak, Geraldine Lee, Grégoire Le Gal, Emmanuel Messas, Joao Morais, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Susanna Price, Aldo Salvi, Olivier Sanchez, Stefan Stortecky, Matthias Thielmann, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Cecilia Becattini, Héctor Bueno, Geert Jan Geersing, Veli Pekka Harjola, Menno V. Huisman, Marc Humbert, Catriona Sian Jennings, David Jiménez, Nils Kucher, Irene Marthe Lang, Mareike Lankeit, Roberto Lorusso, Lucia Mazzolai, Nicolas Meneveau, Fionnuala Ní Áinle, Donna Fitzsimons

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Guidelines summarize and evaluate available evidence with the aim of assisting health professionals in proposing the best management strategies for an individual patient with a given condition. Guidelines and their recommendations should facilitate decision making of health professionals in their daily practice. However, the final decisions concerning an individual patient must be made by the responsible health professional(s) in consultation with the patient and caregiver as appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-603
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number4
Early online date31 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2020



  • Anticoagulation
  • Biomarkers
  • Diagnosis
  • Dyspnoea
  • Echocardiography
  • Embolectomy
  • Guidelines
  • Heart failure
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Right ventricle
  • Risk assessment
  • Shock
  • Thrombolysis
  • Treatment
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Venous thrombosis

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