VTE & HIT v. HAT 

TL & JF

<b>Case 1: </b>SS is an obese 68YOF
PMH: HTN (controlled with CCB)
HPI: presented to ED with fever, cough, SOB for 10 days, sharp right-sided chest pain upon taking a deep breath. Walking up stairs is more difficult due to SOB and fatigue. Non-smoker. No complaints of respiratory distress previously. Reports no wt loss or abdominal discomfort. Takes baby aspirin almost every day, not based on PCP recommendation.
Vitals: BP 130/80 HR 100 Temp 101.8 BMI 28
Lungs: decreased bilateral breath sounds
Heart: tachycardia
Extremities: trace bilateral ankle edema
HEENT: dry mucus membranes, otherwise normal
What is the level of risk for SS developing a VTE?
Minimal
Low
Moderate
High