A 55-year-old man is admitted to the hospital because of progressive shortness of breath for 10 days

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    A 55-year-old man is admitted to the hospital because of progressive shortness of
    breath for 10 days. He has a history of chronic venous stasis and deep venous
    thrombosis. He has been treated with warfarin since he had several pulmonary
    emboli 2 years ago; he takes no other medication. He has smoked two packs of
    Cigarettes daily for 30 years. He weighs 109 kg (240 lb) and is 165 cm (65 in) tall.
    Examination shows jugular venous distention. Echocardiography is most likely to
    show which of the following?

    A) Left ventricular dilation

    B) Mitral stenosis

    C) Pericardial thickening and tamponade

    D) Right ventricular hypertrophy and dilation

    E) Tricuspid stenosis

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