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1

Treatment of a standard PE?

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

2

When should thrombophilia screening be considered in PE?

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

3

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

Transthoracic echocardiograph

4

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

Right heart dilatation

5

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

Non-invasive assessment of pulmonary artery pressure