Flashcards in Scenario 9 - PE Deck (6)
How does PE affect HR, BP, SaO2 and JVP
JVP: may be raised in large PE
Recall the management of PE
2. LMWH (tinzaparin, dalteparin)
3. Thrombolyse - but ONLY if haemodynamically unstable
Why can warfarin not be given immediately in PE?
It has an initially procoagulant effect
How do you determine whether there is axis deviation (either way) from an ECG, Amir Sam's way?
Look at leads I and II - if the QRS complexes are overall negative then there is deviation
How can you differentiate between right axis deviation and left axis deviation on ECG, Amir Sam's way?
Look at aVL:
If it is pos = LAD
If it is neg = RAD