Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the blockage of an artery in the lung, frequently caused by a blood clot that originally formed elsewhere in the body. PE symptoms send thousands of Americans to the hospital every year. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Whether it is the cause of a hospital admission or develops during a hospital stay, a pulmonary embolism requires ongoing medical care throughout the patient’s lifetime. Choosing a physician who understands PE and can offer long-term, advanced care is key to managing this chronic condition.
SLUCare pulmonary specialists are leading the way in treatment of pulmonary embolism. SLUCare doctors practicing at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital are among the founding members of the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team Consortium. PERT members are dedicated to performing PE research, improving PE treatments, and increasing PE survival rates nationwide.
Here in St. Louis, Dr. Soophia Naydenov offers dedicated care for PE patients in the SLUCare Pulmonary Embolism Clinic.
Our team is here to help you long term — to answer your questions, monitor your progress, and communicate with your primary care doctor to help you live life as fully as possible with PE.
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