EE Chapter 90 Peripheral Vascular diseases Q&A (1 OF 54) Sample Questions
1. A 64-year old man weighing 115 kg, and 60 inches tall, presents to his physician after long international flight complaining of pain and swelling of his right lower leg. The patient had knee surgery a month before he travelled. His medication profile includes Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) (ejection fraction < 15%), remission from lymphoma, and Myocardial Infarction (MI). His father, mother, and sister died from stroke and pulmonary embolism. Given his profile, patient is most likely suffering from?
- A. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- B. Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- C. Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- D. Diabetes
1. Read the question. You are asked to identify a condition that explains why the patient experiences the symptoms.
2. To answer this type of question correctly, first, do not be overwhelmed by the long statement. Focus on looking for cues and keywords or key phrases. Other pieces of information are not really of equal importance. Cue here is knee surgery a month before. Key phrase, pain and swelling of his right lower leg. CHF and CAD specifically MI are already existing conditions of the patient. No symptom is relevant to DM.
3. So, the correct answer is, A as you have learned that DVT is most commonly in the legs.