Pulmonary Infarction Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 16, 2015
  • Author: Lennox H Huang, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael R Bye, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Important considerations

Promptly diagnose the condition, and treat appropriately. In addition, diagnose any predisposing or associated conditions.

Advise the patient and caregivers of young patients about risk factors such as smoking, pregnancy, and use of the oral contraceptive pill.

Special concerns

In addition to the thrombotic risks imposed by pregnancy, women of childbearing age who are prescribed warfarin should be advised of the teratogenic effects of this drug.

Differential Diagnoses