Disorders of Ventilation and gas exchange

Description

You are the education coordinator at a local hospital. You have been asked to give a presentation to the hospital nurses on pulmonary embolisms and cor pulmonale. In your initial post answer the following questions: How would you describe to these clinicians the physiology that plays a vital role in the development of these diseases? What factors do you think are most important for them to know as they treat patients? Can one contribute to the formation of the other?