Cardiovascular Pathology - Case 6 - Part 3

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The patient was treated for oliguric renal failure with dialysis and following the CXR on admission was intubated and started empirically on Zosyn for possible aspiration pneumonia. Vascular surgery was consulted but they felt that she was not a surgical candidate in light of her total infarction of bilateral kidneys. Over the next two days she developed leg pain and was found to have deep venous thrombosis in the right common femoral vein. The patient was eventually weaned from the ventilator and was moved out to the floor.

1. What is the outlook for this patient?

2. What risk factors did this patient have for developing a deep venous thrombosis?

3. What serious sequella of DVT is she at risk for?