CONSIDER THE PROBE: McConnell's Sign (Courtesy Dr. Jia)
COVID-10 presented many challenges to emergency departments. Early on, an association between COVID and thrombo-emoblic disease was discovered. As this was a novel infection, there were no evidence-based rules to assist a provider when deciding when to work up a patient with presumed COVID pneumonia for a concurrent thromboembolism. Seems like a great time to CONSIDER THE PROBE!
Dr. Jia summarizes a great case where bedside ultrasound detected a McConnell's Sign, helping to diagnose a significant acute pulmonary embolism. He goes on to give a nice review of McConnell's Sign. Enjoy!