Pulmonary Embolism: What is it and Why Does it Occur?


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Which of the following is most likely to result in DVT?

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1. Elevations in d-dimers on a blood test are mainly an indicator of which of the following?

2. Which of the following tests would make the most sense in helping to diagnose pulmonary embolism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A pulmonary embolism, a blockage of the pulmonary artery and/or its branches, is a life-threatening condition. This quiz and worksheet combo quickly assesses your understanding of a pulmonary embolism and ways it is treated. You will be quizzed on topics like DVT and what an elevation in d-dimers in blood tests could signify.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to review:

  • Elevations in d-dimers in blood tests
  • Causes of DVT
  • Tests used to diagnose pulmonary embolism
  • Signs used to diagnose DVT

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding signs used to diagnose DVT
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about pulmonary embolism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding DVT and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about pulmonary embolism, review the corresponding lesson titled Pulmonary Embolism: What is it and Why Does it Occur? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine how the lungs and legs are related
  • Identify the causes of pulmonary embolism
  • Find out how pulmonary embolism is treated
  • Identify characteristics of DVT