Arterial Insufficiency - Acute Embolic

Etiology

  • Emboli from a fib w/o warfarin, or ventricular thrombus if severe lv dysfxn
  • Recent catheterization where plaque disrupted from aorta

Symptoms

  • Sudden ischemica pain from abrupt arterial occlusion

Physical Exam Findings

  • Pale
  • Cool
  • Diminished pulses if proximal occlusion
  • Blue/hypoperfused toes w/distal emboli

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