NCLEX RN Practice Question # 967

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 967.


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The clinical features of DVT depend upon its site, extent and whether it is occlusive or not. The so-called ‘classical’ features of DVT relate to well-established occlusive thrombus. Most patients who die from pulmonary embolism have non-occlusive thrombosis and the leg is normal on clinical examination. Non-occlusive DVT poses the greatest threat of pulmonary embolism as the clot lies within a flowing stream of venous blood, is more likely to propagate and has not yet induced an inflammatory response in the vein wall to anchor it in place. Perform an urgent duplex Doppler ultrasound scan of the leg in any patient with a suspected DVT.

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