A 67-year-old man with dyslipidemia, obesity (body mass index, 34), past tobacco use, anxiety, and borderline hypertension presented to the emergency department (ED) after 3 days of shortness of breath on exertion. He described increased anxiety and a pleuritic chest pain that began a few hours prior to his ED visit, but no hemoptysis. He had no personal history of cancer, venous thrombosis, recent surgery, trauma, or admission to hospital. His medications included fluoxetine, atorvastatin, vitamin D, magnesium, and niacin.
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