Bruce L. Davidson, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Bruce L. Davidson

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Venous Thromboembolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE): Can cause catastrophic right ventricular (RV) dysrhythmias, RV failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest. PE Oxygen saturation and pO2 lower than otherwise expected for the patient Pleuritic-type chest pain, somewhat vague in precise location but worse with deep inspiration or cough Dyspnea at rest or with previously easy exertion Tachycardia Weakness, dizziness, near-syncope…

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