Practice of Medicine


Delayed Diagnosis of Post-Operative Pulmonary Embolism

Lisa Lefkovits, MD, a board-certified internal medicine specialist at Laureate Medical Group, visits the MagMutual Podcast again to discuss an interesting and complicated case involving delayed diagnosis of a post-operative pulmonary embolism in an elderly male. Dr. Lefkovits shares her analysis of this case with podcast host Steve Adubato, PhD, and describes the importance of post-operative care and communicating concerns to patients. They also talk about items to document in the medical record when a patient refuses hospitalization, post- surgical symptoms and red flags, diagnostic tests to consider if PE is suspected, and more.

Release Date: 9/27/2023; Recorded Date: 6/15/2023


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