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Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: Pathology review

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Upper respiratory tract disorders
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Pleura and pleural space disorders
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Apnea and hypoventilation
Respiratory system pathology review

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Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: Pathology review

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A 55-year-old woman comes to the emergency department because of new onset shortness of breath and chest pain for the past 3 hours. She reports that she was walking to her car when the symptoms started, and she describes the pain as sharp and worse with deep inhalation. Additionally, she says she has been coughing up bloody mucus for the past hour. Her medical history is significant for breast cancer, for which she is currently undergoing radiation therapy. Her temperature is 37.5°C (99.5°F), pulse is 110/min, respirations are 24/min, blood pressure is 140/80 mm Hg, and oxygen saturation is 89% on room air. Troponin is 0.08 ng/mL and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is 425 pg/mL. Which of the following is the best investigation for diagnosing this patient’s condition?  

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