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Pulmonary Thromboembolism

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AUTHORS:
Steven Lahti
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Recognize the limited utility of the physical exam in diagnosis of venous thromboembolism.
  2. Know how to diagnose deep vein thrombosis.
  3. Know how to diagnose pulmonary embolism.
  4. Recognize the recommended treatments for VTE and indications for admission to the hospital.
  5. Anticipate complications of PE/DVT.
  6. Recognize indications for thrombolytic therapy for PE.
  7. Know how long to treat patients with anticoagulation for spontaneous, provoked, and recurrent VTE.
  8. Know when to perform a thrombophilic workup in patients presenting with VTE.
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AccessMedicine > Case Files: Internal Medicine 5e > Case 14 > Case
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AccessMedicine > Case Files: Internal Medicine 4e > Case 37 > Case 37
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AccessMedicine > Resident Readiness®: Internal Medicine > Pulmonary Embolism > A 75-Year-Old Man with Dyspnea and Pleuritic Chest Pain
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Chapter
AccessMedicine > Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2e > Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism
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Section
AccessMedicine > Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2016 > ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY > Prevention of Venous Thromboembolic Disease
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AccessMedicine > Fibrinolytic Drugs > Fibrinolytic Drugs
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AccessMedicine > Oral Anticoagulants: This animation will review the synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors and illustrate how warfarin acts to inhibit the final step in the synthesis of these clotting factors. > Oral Anticoagulants: This animation will review the synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors and illustrate how warfarin acts to inhibit the final step in the synthesis of these clotting factors.
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AccessMedicine > Parenteral Anticoagulants: This animation reviews the process of coagulation and illustrates the mechanism of action of parenteral anticoagulant drugs. > Parenteral Anticoagulants: This animation reviews the process of coagulation and illustrates the mechanism of action of parenteral anticoagulant drugs.
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