A 70-Year-Old Woman With Refractory Hypoxemia

Martin A.C. Manoukian, Rebecca L. Corbett, Bryn E. Mumma, Morgan A. Darrow, Richart W. Harper

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Case Presentation: A 70-year-old woman was transferred to our ED from an outside ED for hypoxemia. Three weeks earlier, an inpatient evaluation for syncope revealed a right intraventricular filling defect, multiple pulmonary nodules, pulmonary emboli, and a left breast mass. She underwent breast biopsy, was started on rivaroxaban, and was discharged with outpatient follow-up. She experienced progressively worsening dyspnea, prompting a return to the outside ED, where she was found to be severely hypoxemic and was intubated. Her medical history included diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, hypothyroidism, diastolic heart failure, and a 40+ pack-year smoking history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e265-e268
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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