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Blood & Clots Series: When should I worry about a PE in a patient with COVID-19 and how do I make the diagnosis?

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All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here. CanMEDS Roles addressed:  Medical Expert, Health Advocate Case Description A patient is admitted to the internal medicine ward and after 5 days of clinical stability, she develops respiratory failure and is admitted to ICU. After 72 hours of mechanical ventilation her D-Dimer is increasing, and she develops worsening oxygenation. When should one suspect PE in COVID-19, and how to establish …