Tag Pulmonary Embolism
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Palla sign

Palla sign (1983) right descending pulmonary artery enlargement and 'sausage-shaped' appearance as a potential sign of pulmonary embolism on chest XR
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Hampton hump

The Hampton hump is a well-defined pulmonary pleural based opacity representing hemorrhage and necrotic lung tissue in a region of pulmonary infarction caused by acute pulmonary embolism.

ECG Case 104

This ECG is from a 47 year old female. She presents with acute onset severe dyspnoea. Her vitals signs are BP 95/42; RR 30; sats 88% (room air) Describe and interpret this ECG

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Ultrasound Case 079

Presentation A previously well 49 year old man presents with chest pain. He is tachycardic, tachypneoic and hypoxic with blood pressure 110 He is 2 weeks post ankle surgery. Describe and interpret these scans

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Electrocardiographic Exigency

A 23 year-old man had an episode of syncope at home. He is in severe respiratory distress, extremely pale, dripping with sweat. ECG Exigency
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Thrombolysis for submassive pulmonary embolus

The use of thrombolytics for the treatment of submassive PE is controversial — the limited documented benefit (e.g. improved hemodynamics, potential for less chronic pulmonary hypertension) must be weighed against the increased risk of life-threatening hemorrhage and the availability of other therapies (e.g. catheter-directed thrombolysis or clot retrieval)
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Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PTE, PE) ranges from asymptomatic to a life threatening catastrophe. PE occurs when a deep vein thrombosis migrates to the pulmonary arterial tree
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Ultrasound Case 054

An echo reveals a dilated and poorly functioning right ventricle with RV wall thickness of 6mm (≤5mm). You wonder whether this is a massive pulmonary embolism or just the changes of chronic pulmonary hypertension.