A post-partum woman presents with swelling her right lower limb

Question Number 0012

Question: MRCP Part 1 MCQ, USMLE step 1

A post-partum woman presents with swelling her right lower limb 3 days after a normal delivery. She is anti-coagulated but develops severe shortness of breath over the next day. What should be done next?

a) Course of vancomycin
b) stripping of varicose veins
c) Percutaneous thrombolysis
d) Pulmonary Ventilation/Perfusion scintigraphy
e) Administer low-molecular-weight-heparin

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