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Question
4 out of 11
 

A feature of P.E.?



A Tachycardia

B Paradoxical bradycardia

C Hypotension

D All are true

Ans. D

All are true

Clinical features

1). These depend on the number, size, and distribution of the emboli;

2). Small emboli may be asymptomatic Q, whereas large emboli are often fatal Q.

3). It is asymptomatic in 70% cases (AIPG 11)

4). Sudden onset of breathlessness is the most common symptom.

5). Pleuritic chest pain

6). HemoptysisQ;

7). Dizziness,

8). SyncopeQ.

Signs: Pyrexia; cyanosis; tachypnoea Q; tachycardia; hypotension Q; raised JVP Q, pleural rub Q; pleural effusion Q. Paradoxical bradycardia can occur.(NQ)

Extra Edge:

1). “Dyspnea is the most frequent symptom of PE & tachypnea is the most frequent sign.’

2). Chest pain is due to pulmonary infarction & usually indicated a small PE located distally near the pleura.

3). Pulmonary embolism is the most common cause of Acute RVF (AIIMS May 2009)

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