An unusual case of acute pulmonary embolism

  • N. Nicolaou Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Flora Clinic, Johannesburg
  • D.C. Conradie Division of Cardiology, Flora Clinic, Johannesburg
  • B. Bloy Division of Nephrology, Flora Clinic, Johannesburg
  • G.A. Richards Division of Critical Care, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


Patiant with a history of hypertension presented to the emergency room with progressive dyspnoea over afew weeks. There was no relevant past history. Clinical examination revealed an elevated jugular venous pressure, pedal oedema and tenderness in the right hypochondrium.
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