So today, a 33F presented following syncope. She was mildly tachypneic wiyh a HR of 135 and BP of 130/80. I’m inserting the clip of my bedside ultrasound evaluation, as this takes place essentially simultaneously with my history-taking: 318 more words
Tags » Pulmonary Embolism
Should I routinely consider the possibility of pulmonary embolism (PE) in my patients hospitalized for syncope?
Syncope is a well-known initial manifestation of pulmonary embolism (PE)1. However, given the varied causes of syncope, determining the prevalence of PE among patients hospitalized for syncope is important. 168 more words
It’s the morning after my husbands 30th birthday.
My eyes feel like they’re going to fall out of my face I’m that tired, ha ha. Actually because my body is so tired I seem to be in less pain today, however who knows how long that will last so my daily medication cycle has started. 652 more words
On 17th November 2015, just into my 10th week of pregnancy, I received the shocking news that I had a Pulmonary Embolism (lung clot). After being diagnosed of a genetic blood disorder, Factor V Leiden, years before I was always slightly higher risk so it should not have been a surprise. 1,178 more words