Twas the week before Christmas and all through the lab
not an analyser was stirring, ten winks I did grab.
When then from my call phone there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bench to see what was matter!
An elderly gentleman with a swollen red leg
complained of some chest pain, my help he did beg.
He looked out of puff with a large round belly
that shook when he coughed like a bowl full of jelly.
“Help me! Oh help me! For oft I have flew,
Long haul and cramped, my leg it did grew.
Out on manoeuvres preparing for flight,
Exercising reindeer for an important night.”
“Quickly!” I shouted, “let there be no delay!”
This man needs an urgent CTPA.
A clot we did find, in a segmental artery,
Dear readers, what shall our therapy’s start be?
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