Thromboembolic Disease Quiz

1. Distal aortic thromboembolism (aka saddle thrombus) is a devastating presentation of feline cardiomyopathy. This disease typically has an acute, severe presentation, with clinical signs and physical exam findings that can mimic all the following diseases EXCEPT…

a. Intervertebral Disc Disease

b. Central nervous system stroke

c. Femoral fracture

d. Spinal lymphoma



2. Which of the following tests is least indicated in a cat suspected to have arterial thromboembolism?

a. Echocardiogram

b. NT-proBNP or cardiac troponin I

c. Angiography of aorta

d. Thoracic radiographs



3. Canine aortic thrombosis can be associated with all the following EXCEPT…

a. Pregnancy

b. Neoplasia

c. Protein losing nephropathy

d. Being a Greyhound



4. Which of the following is a drug that predominantly has an antiplatelet effect?

a. Low-molecular weight heparin

b. Clopidogrel

c. Streptokinase

d. Rivaroxaban



5. Which of the following therapy options is a Vitamin K-dependent anticoagulant – meaning it can inhibit the synthesis of these coagulation factors?

a. Unfractioned Heparin

b. Clopidogrel

c. Streptokinase

d. Coumadin (Warfarin)



6. Which of the following is true regarding pulmonary thromboembolism?

a. Pulmonary crackles are diagnostic of concurrent cardiogenic pulmonary edema

b. IMHA is a potential and often fatal cause of pulmonary thromboembolism

c. Pulmonary angiography via cardiac catheterization is the only diagnostic test that can confirm pulmonary thromboembolism

d. Prognosis is good if patients are diagnosed and supplemented with oxygen promptly; antithrombotic drugs are usually not required