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PERC Rule Calculator

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+Age <50yr +Pulse ox >94% (room air) +HR <100 +No prior PE or DVT +No recent surgery or trauma (within prior 4wk) +No hemoptysis +No estrogen use +No unilateral leg swelling ||In patients with low suspicion for PE (best-guess pre-test probability <15%) AND all are true, only 0.9% had PE (n=7527) and it can be ruled-out without further testing (i.e. no need for d-dimer)[1][2]

References

  1. Kline JA, et al. Clinical criteria to prevent unnecessary diagnostic testing in emergency department patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. J Thromb Haemost 2004; 2: 1247–55.
  2. Kline JA, et al. Prospective multicenter evaluation of the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria. J Thromb Haemost 2008; 6: 772–80. (PMID: 18318689).

Authors:

Ross Donaldson