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Cases Related To Blood Pressure - Part II

47-year-old male with severe left calf pain

History

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A 47-year-old businessman arrives in the emergency room. While on a 10-hour plane flight from Argentina, he developed severe left calf pain. Upon deplaning he complained of severe chest pain, dizziness and sweating.

Decreased arterial oxygenation. Eighty-five percent decrease in oxygen saturation. Complete blood count is normal.



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Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and David Lieberman, Developer, Virtual Cardiac Patient. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
Last Update: 2/8/2019
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