Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis

by Sharon Bord, MD

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    The lecture Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis by Sharon Bord, MD is from the course Respiratory Emergencies.

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    1. Venous doppler
    2. Troponin
    3. Pro-BNP
    4. D-Dimer
    5. VQ scan
    1. D-dimer testing is indicated in a patient with high risk on Well’s criteria
    2. Additional testing is not indicated in PERC negative patients
    3. There is less than 2% risk of pulmonary embolism in a PERC negative patient
    4. If the D-dimer is negative in a low risk Well’s criteria patient, work up can be discontinued
    5. VQ scan may be done in patients who cannot undergo contrast angiography
    1. Pregnancy is an absolute contraindication to CT angiography
    2. CT angiography is indicated as initial testing for pulmonary embolism
    3. CT angiography is done with the use of IV contrast
    4. Renal failure patients may opt for VQ scan instead of CT angiography
    5. CT angiography is superior to a VQ scan in evaluating pulmonary embolism

    Author of lecture Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis

     Sharon Bord, MD

    Sharon Bord, MD

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