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Pulmonary Embolism

General Info

TermDefinition
Risk Factors Venous Stasis Hypercoagulability Venous endothelial diseases Predisposing Conditions
Risk Factors Venous Stasis Prolonged immobilization Prolonged sitting/traveling Varicose Veins Spinal Cord Injury
Risk Factors Hypercoagulability Injury Tumor (pancreatic, GI/GU, breast, lung) Increased platelet count (polycythemia)
Risk Factors Venous endothelial diseases Thrombophlebitis Vascular Disease Foreign Bodies (FV / central venous catheters)
Risk Factors Predisposing Conditions Obesity, Pregnancy, Oral Contraceptive use Hx of previous -thrombophiebitis, PE, Constrictive clothing
Subjective Assessment Chest Pain: -substernal, localized crushing, sharp, stabbing with respirations -Sudden onset dyspnea -Restless, irritable, anxious -Sense of impending doom
Objective Assessment - Tachypnea, Tachycardia - Syncope - Hypotension - Hemoptysis - Distended neck veins - Low grade fever, flu-like symptoms
Created by: Slacker