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Chronic cough definition.

Cough persisting for 3 weeks or longer

2

3 most common causes of chronic cough

Postnasal drip (most common cause!)
Asthma
GI reflux

3

Where is hemoptysis coming from if vascular in origin?

Bronchial arteries

4

Source of most PE's?

Iliofemoral thrombi

5

Why would you hear a loud P2 sound with a PE?

Pulmonary HTN

6

What is the acid base status with a PE usually?

Respiratory alkalosis

7

If you were to do a CT scan to look for a PE, would you use contrast?

Yep!

8

What are advantages to using LMWH over unfractionated Heparin?

Once daily, fixed dose, no lab monitoring needed, less likely to decrease platelets

9

How long are patients on Warfarin after a PE?

6 months