Jun 27, 2017
Author: Michael Hunt, M.D.
Criteria was initially designed to screen patients for further
workup for PE.
- Aspects of the Wells Criteria include: signs
and symptoms of DVT (3 points), PE most likely dia (3 points), HR
> 100 (1.5 points), immobility for > 3 days or surgery in
last 4 weeks (1.5 points), documented history of PE (1.5),
hemoptysis (1), treatment for cancer in last 6 mo (1).
uses a score of less than or equal to 4 to define “low risk.”
Greater than 4 is “high risk”.
Wells to guide clinical decisions about PE workup.