Underdiagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism in physically active middle age man with syncope

  • Keshav Budhathoki
  • Shyam raj Regmi
  • Sudhir Regmi
  • Bishnu Mani Dhital
  • GC Ananda
  • Sabina Sedhai
Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, physically active, overweight, STK, NOACs

Abstract

Acute pulmonary embolism is a component of venous thromboembolism which may prove fatal if not suspected and subsequently treated. So, it is a disease that needs high clinical suspicion to prevent mortality and morbidity. Suspicion is very low in young healthy individuals in comparison to old age individuals with multiple co-morbid conditions. A physically active individual without genetic predisposition is considered to be at low risk for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Here, we present one overweight case who had 3 episodes of syncope in 4 days interval as well as breathlessness who came to our hospital and was diagnosed and treated with acute pulmonary thromboembolism.

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Author Biographies

Keshav Budhathoki

Department of Cardiology, Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan, Nepal.

Shyam raj Regmi

Department of Cardiology, Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan, Nepal.

Sudhir Regmi

Department of Cardiology, Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan, Nepal.

 

Bishnu Mani Dhital

Department of Cardiology, Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan, Nepal.

GC Ananda

Department of Cardiology, Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan, Nepal.

Sabina Sedhai

Department of Cardiology, Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan, Nepal.

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Published
2021-09-18
How to Cite
Budhathoki, K., Regmi, S. raj, Regmi, S., Dhital, B. M., Ananda, G., & Sedhai, S. (2021). Underdiagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism in physically active middle age man with syncope. IJBMS - International Journal of Biological & Medicine Science, 4(09), 09-14. Retrieved from http://gphjournal.org/index.php/bs/article/view/484