Acute pulmonary embolism is a common medical condition that clinicians face in practice. It is important to have a prompt diagnosis with proper management as it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. However, a timely diagnosis is often difficult to obtain especially when the presenting symptoms are atypical, but the consequence could be fatal. We present an 80-year-old gentleman who presented with a near-syncope episode who subsequently was found to have acute extensive bilateral pulmonary embolisms after a code blue event.
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Zhang, Qian; Abideen, Zain U.; Shan, Khine S.; Yoon, Thomas; and Farooq, Muhammad, "A Silent Fatal Presentation of Pulmonary Embolism: Reflection and Discussion." (2020). Abington Jefferson Health Papers. Paper 38.