Pulmonary Embolism

by: mdnumber3

7/10/2008

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is often an elusive diagnosis. Unfortunately, it can be fatal if it is not treated promptly. These questions cover some of the main points to recall about the diagnosis and management of PE.

  1. 1)

    What are the most common signs and symptoms of PE?

  2. 2)

    Which of the following is NOT a classic risk factor for PE?

  3. 3)

    True or False: Westermark's sign is defined by local oligemia and Hampton's hump is defined by pleural-based opacities.

  4. 4)

    Which of the following management options may be used in the treatment of a PE?

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