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  dolly123 - 10/31/06 10:24
 
  A 34-year-old white woman comes to the Emergency Room complaining of difficulty breathing that started suddenly several hours ago. She has never had such symptoms before. Her past medical history is significant for rheumatoid arthritis. Her current medications include naproxen and an oral contraceptive. She smokes 1½ packs a day, but does not consume alcohol. Her blood pressure is 110/70 mmHg and heart rate is 105/min. Lungs are clear on auscultation. EKG and chest x-ray are normal. Ventilation/perfusion scan was performed, but the results were inconclusive. What is the best next step in the management of this patient?


A. Pulmonary angiography
B. Pulmonary function tests
C. Venous ultrasonography
D. Contrast phlebography
E. Transesophageal echocardiography

 
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* Re:resp 6
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  upsups - 10/31/06 10:27
 
  C and if still inconclusive go for A ..A last as its invasive.so first do non invasive.  
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  malak - 10/31/06 10:29
 
  C. Venous ultrasonography for LL  
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  dolly123 - 10/31/06 10:29
 
  yup  
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