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A 57-Year-Old Man With Insidious Dyspnea and Nonpleuritic Chest and Back Pain

Kenta Nakamura, MD; George A. Alba, MD; Jonathan A. Scheske, MD; Nandini M. Meyersohn, MD; James R. Stone, MD, PhD; Gus J. Vlahakes, MD; Cameron D. Wright, MD; Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD; David M. Dudzinski, MD, JD
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aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

bDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

cCardiovascular Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

dDepartment of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

eDivision of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

fDivision of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

CORRESPONDENCE TO: David M. Dudzinski, MD, JD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and Pulmonary Embolism Response Team, 55 Fruit St, Yawkey 5B, Boston, MA 02114


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(2):e41-e47. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.680
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A 57-year-old man with a history of DVT and pulmonary embolism, transient ischemic attacks, prior 60 pack-year smoking history, and oxygen-dependent COPD presented with insidiously worsening dyspnea associated with new pleuritic chest and back pain.

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