Guidelines on the diagnosis and managementof acute pulmonary embolism
The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of AcutePulmonary Embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
Authors/Task Force Members: Adam Torbicki, Chairperson (Poland)
,Arnaud Perrier (Switzerland), Stavros Konstantinides (Germany),Giancarlo Agnelli (Italy), Nazzareno Galie`(Italy), Piotr Pruszczyk (Poland),Frank Bengel (USA), Adrian J.B. Brady (UK), Daniel Ferreira (Portugal),Uwe Janssens (Germany), Walter Klepetko (Austria), Eckhard Mayer (Germany),Martine Remy-Jardin (France), and Jean-Pierre Bassand (France)
Full author afﬁliations can be found on the page dedicated to these guidelines on the ESC Web Site(www.escardio.org/guidelines)
ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines (CPG): Alec Vahanian, Chairperson (France), John Camm (UK),Raffaele De Caterina (Italy), Veronica Dean (France), Kenneth Dickstein (Norway), Gerasimos Filippatos (Greece),Christian Funck-Brentano (France), Irene Hellemans (Netherlands), Steen Dalby Kristensen (Denmark),Keith McGregor (France), Udo Sechtem (Germany), Sigmund Silber (Germany), Michal Tendera (Poland),Petr Widimsky (Czech Republic), and Jose Luis Zamorano (Spain)Document Reviewers: Jose-Luis Zamorano, (CPG Review Coordinator) (Spain), Felicita Andreotti (Italy),Michael Ascherman (Czech Republic), George Athanassopoulos (Greece), Johan De Sutter (Belgium),David Fitzmaurice (UK), Tamas Forster (Hungary), Magda Heras (Spain), Guillaume Jondeau (France),Keld Kjeldsen (Denmark), Juhani Knuuti (Finland), Irene Lang (Austria), Mattie Lenzen (The Netherlands), Jose Lopez-Sendon (Spain), Petros Nihoyannopoulos (UK), Leopoldo Perez Isla (Spain), Udo Schwehr (Germany),Lucia Torraca (Italy), and Jean-Luc Vachiery (Belgium)
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European Heart Journal (2008)