Dr. John Granton, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Despite the burden of pulmonary embolism, very little is known about the long-term outcomes after PE. In the face of adequate treatment, people often have persistent exercise limitations, reduced quality of life, and frequently persistent residual disease on imaging. This “Post PE” syndrome includes chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension as well as those without pulmonary hypertension.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how pulmonary embolism affects the lives of patients;
  • Understand the spectrum of conditions that encompasses the Post PE syndrome; and
  • Understand the role of surgery and medical therapy for patients with chronic thromboembolic disease (without pulmonary hypertension).