Updated 2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism in collaboration with ERS - Has learning from DiPEP been overlooked?

Following the publication of the 2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Thrombosis UK was very concerned about certain recommendations made within the document and submitted comment for publication on the guideline website. Whilst this was subsequently not published on the Guideline website our letter was shared with the 2019 ESC Guideline Committee and response received.

Unfortunately Thrombosis UK was not reassured by the Committee’s response and we have sent a further reply re-iterating our concern regarding the Guideline recommendation to ‘recommend use of clinical risk assessment and D-dimer in diagnosing PE in pregnancy’ and make no reference to DiPEP in the ESC discussion papers.

In the spirit of robust debate and to facilitate discussion our concerns as shared in correspondence can be read:

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