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This podcast is developed by the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT).  PERT Consortium was developed after the initial efforts of a team of physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital. The first PERT sought to coordinate and expedite the treatment of pulmonary embolus with a balanced team of physicians from a variety of specialties.  Listen here for the latest in research and discussion on Pulmonary Embolism.

Apr 16, 2021

Episode 6: Our guest, Scott Cameron MD, PhD is a cardiology and vascular medicine specialist and is the Section Head of Vascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic

James Horowitz MD is a cardiac intensivist and is the director of the Cardiac ICU and NYU Langone Health. 


The lung is a site of platelet biogenesis and a reservoir for haematopoietic progenitors. 
Lefrançais E, et al. Nature. 2017. PMID: 28329764

Lung megakaryocytes are immune modulatory cells.
Pariser D, et al. J Clin Invest. 2021. PMID: 33079726

Megacaryocytes and platelet clumps as the cause of finger clubbing.
Dickinson CJ, Martin JF. Lancet 1987. PMID: 2891996

Histopathologic analysis of extracted thrombi from deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: Mechanisms and timing. 
Silver MJ et al. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2021. PMID: 33522027