The HSIB was notified of a patient who suffered an pulmonary embolism while under the care of an acute stroke unit. 

HSIB has launched an investigation regarding the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk for patients that have suffered an acute stroke and received thrombolysis, a treatment for some types of stroke.

The investigation will focus on the risk reduction measures to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients that have suffered an acute stroke.

Follow progress on the investigation page.