A 54-year-old man is involved in a massive car accident that results in bilateral total hip replacement. On the 6th day after his surgery he develops sudden onset of dyspnea and tachypnea. Physical exam reveals a pleuritic friction rub and expiratory wheezes. Which of the following was most likely to have led to this man's condition?
- A. Stasis of blood due to non-ambulatory state
- B. Physician error
- C. Patient developed nosocomial pneumonia
- D. Occult Factor V Leiden disease
- E. None of the above
In this described condition, which of the following is accurate?
- A. Pleural effusion is rare
- B. V/Q scan shows an intrapulmonary shunt formation
- C. Small infarction occurs in the central regions of the lung, closest to the hila
- D. The majority are located in the lower lobes of the lung
- E. Pale infarcts are commonly result