Table 2

Risk stratification of pulmonary embolism1

Early mortality riskIndicators of risk
Haemodynamic instabilityClinical parameters of PE severity and/or comorbidityRV dysfunction of TTE or CTPAElevated cardiac troponin levels
High+(+)+(+)
IntermediateIntermediate-high+++
Intermediate-low+One or neither +
Low
  • Colours provides a traffic light system to draw attention to the severity of the condition.

  • CTPA, CT pulmonary angiogram; PE, pulmonary embolism; RV, right ventricular ; TTE, Trans thoracic echocardiography.