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What are the causes of chest pain in post op complications?

Myocardial infarctions
DVT/Pulmonary embolism


What is the path, pt, dx and tx for myocardial infarction in chest pain in post op complications?
What never not to use for post op myocardial infarctions?

Path: Athersclerosis
Pt: Post op silent MI on ECG
Dx: ECG, Troponins
Thx MONA bash, PCI
Never try tPA


What is the Path of DVT/pulmonary embolism pts? Who is it high risk in?

Post op patients are bed ridden and just had manipulation

Ortho patients are high risk


What are the symptoms of pts with DVT/Pulmonary embolism post op?

Plueritic chest pain, signs and symptoms of DVT


How is DVT/pulmonary embolism Dx post op?

U/S of the legs
CT spiral chest or V/Q SCAN


How are DVT/pulmonary embolism in post op dx?

Heparin drip -> warfarin
IVC filter only if’s there a reason for anticoagulantion