Thromboembolic Disease Board Review Questions: Free CME QuizThromboembolic Disease CME Quiz courtesy of Med-Challenger Online Medical Education
This week's Med-Challenger free CME quiz - Thromboembolic Disease - the quick quiz covers which types of anticoagulants are effective in preventing post-surgical thromboembolism in high risk post-operative patient, the appropriate use of imaging and other diagnostic tests in a patient with suspected venous thromboembolic disease, when it is appropriate to apply cardioversion for atrial fibrillation, and best practice for the discontinuation of anticoagulants before major surgery and restarting during convalescence.
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Here's this week's sample CME board review question on thromboembolic disease:
A 62-year-old woman follows up for a recent hospitalization for a severe urinary tract infection.
Since returning home 100 days ago, she has developed swelling and pain in her left calf and, over the past 24 hours, she has become winded on minimal activity.
She has a history of hypertension for which she takes levofloxacin. She has no history of peptic ulcer disease or malignancy.
She reports that she refused low-molecular weight heparin prophylaxis while an inpatient because she dislikes needles.
Physical examination findings include a pulse of 95 beats/minute, blood pressure of 100/60 mmHg, and oxygen saturation of 92%. The lungs are clear.
There are no cardiac abnormalities, Chest x-ray and EKG are normal.
The most appropriate next step is:
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