BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007827
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Bilateral pulmonary emboli

  1. Dan Schwarzfuchs2
  1. 1Medical Intensive Care Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ori Galante, galante1{at}


A 79-year-old woman presented with an aggravating effort dyspnoea during the preceding week. On examination, her oxygen saturation was 87% while breathing ambient air; her blood pressure was 120/75; she had distended neck veins; normal breath sounds and regular heart sounds. Her liver was mildly enlarged. She had no leg oedema, swelling or tenderness. Her laboratory results were within normal limits, including troponin level. One month before admission, …

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