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Unformatted text preview: erythema, tenderness or palpable cord (signs suggestive of deep vein thrombosis). Signs of circu-latory collapse (weak, thready pulse and hypotension), and respiratory alkalosis resulting from hypoxemia. Chest pain and chest wall tenderness along with back, shoulder or abdominal pain are also possible. Low-grade fever is also seen due to the inflammatory process. With a massive embolism patient will experience hemoptysis, cyanosis, syncope, and distended jugular veins caused by vasoconstriction and right-sided heart failure....
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- Spring '09