Tag Archives: pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary Embolism Algorithm

The American College of Emergency Physicians recently revised its clinical policy on the evaluation of adults presenting to the emergency department with suspected acute venous thromboembolic disease. It was published in the May issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine and is available to read here. The revision answers 5 key questions regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients with thromboembolic

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Chest And Flank Pain

Hx: A 67 yo male complains of chest pain with shortness of breath. Pain is mid sternal pressure, non-radiating, and started this morning. There was some shortness of breath but it is better after a single nitro at home which he took about 4 hours ago. He also has left lateral chest pain/flank pain for 2 days that is separate,

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Chest Pain: A Repeat Visit

Hx: A 39 yo female complains of chest pain. It began today, is felt as a pressure in the mid chest with a sensation of heart racing, and is associated with shortness of breath. She also has significant associated anxiety. She notes a similar episode one week ago when she was seen in the emergency department and had negative cardiac

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