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Treatment of a standard PE?

Treatment dose of low-molecular-weight heparin and warfarin (later)


When should thrombophilia screening be considered in PE?

Should be considered in patients with no known increased risk of venous thromboembolism


If examination findings suggest pulmonary hypertension is present, what investigation is now indicated?

Transthoracic echocardiograph


What might a transthoracic echocardiograph show in a patient with pulmonary hypertension?

Right heart dilatation


What else might a transthoracic echocardiograph be useful, other than detecting another feature?

Non-invasive assessment of pulmonary artery pressure