Summary of Pulmonary edema
Flashcards on Pulmonary edema
is the most common clinical problem suggested to cause pulmonary edema.
Questions on Pulmonary edema
A 74-year-old Caucasian woman presents to her family doctor with a 1-day history of tarry, black stools. She is somewhat confused, but says she has passed multiple bowel motions with this appearance in the last 24 hours. Her past medical history is significant for atrial fibrillation, for which she takes warfarin. Her laboratory results demonstrate an INR of 10.1 and a hemoglobin value within the normal range. Her family doctor, suspecting an upper gastrointestinal bleed, sends the patient to hospital. In the hospital, she is administered vitamin K, coagulation factors, and fresh frozen plasma. Four hours later, the patient develops chest pain and dyspnea. Her chest X-ray is pictured below.
Which of the following is the most likely cause for her shortness of breath?