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Chest Pain: Pulmonary Embolism and Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm

by Charles Vega, MD
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    The lecture Chest Pain: Pulmonary Embolism and Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Acute Care. It contains the following chapters:

    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm
    • Summary of Chest Pain

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Obtain a D-Dimer to rule out pulmonary embolism
    2. Obtain a D-Dimer to rule in pulmonary embolism
    3. Obtain a CT- angiogram to confirm there is no pulmonary embolism
    4. Perform a bedside echocardiogram to evaluate for right heart strain due to multiple small pulmonary emboli
    1. Diffuse ST segment elevation
    2. Diffuse ST segment depression
    3. Diffuse R wave low amplitude
    4. Lateral wall lead ST segment depression
    5. Diffuse PR elevation
    1. CT scan of the chest demonstrating aneurysm
    2. Pathognomonic clinical symptom of chest pain that radiates into the back
    3. EKG with diffuse ST segment elevation
    4. Echocardiogram demonstrating low ejection fraction
    5. Brachial blood pressure discrepancy of at least 15 points between arms

    Author of lecture Chest Pain: Pulmonary Embolism and Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm

     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD


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