If you’re learning about advanced Med Surg concepts or even working in the clinical setting, you’ve no doubt heard of pulmonary embolism. But did you know it goes beyond impaired gas exchange? Hit play on this episode to learn how a pulmonary embolism can impair cardiac function, potentially leading to devastating consequences.

In this episode, you’ll review foundation concepts to help you understand this connection:

  • Cardiopulmonary circulation
  • Pulmonary embolism pathophysiology
  • The factors that contribute to blood pressure


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