The article “Unusual Etiology of Chest Pain” explores a case study of a 36-year-old woman ultimately diagnosed with pulmonary cement embolism. Check your understanding of this rare presentation with the following quiz.
Pulmonary cement embolism is a known potential complication of kyphoplasty used to treat vertebral compression fractures. It can occur when polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) spills into venous plexuses or leaks in a retrograde fashion into the arterial system.
Which of the following is false regarding its likely presentation and treatment?