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Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

Clinical Signs for DVT

  • exam may be unreliable but positive findings should not be ignored
  • calf tenderness, swelling, fever, & increased pulse rate may be present
  • suggestive exam features for pulmonary embolism
  • sudden decrease in O2 saturation
  • tachypnea, cyanosis, and hypoxia
  • pulmonary consolidation, pleural effusion, wheeze, and cor pulmonale
  • new onset tachydysrhythmia (usually atrial fibrillation)


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