Case 82 – the beginning

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A 45 year old gentleman is admitted to the medical assessment unit as he has been diagnosed with a large pulmonary embolus (PE) within the right pulmonary artery. He is requiring 2 litres of oxygen but is haemodynamically stable. He has a previous history of PE 2 years ago and was still prescribed rivaroxiban at the time of current presentation.

What further history would you want to obtain?

What initial investigations would you want to perform?

What would your initial management be?


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