This case involves an elderly female patient who underwent an aortic valve replacement without complications during the procedure. The patient’s medical history before the procedure had been notable for hypertension, severe obesity, and reduced kidney function. Following the procedure, the patient was sent to another facility to undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation, however her time at the facility was largely spent in bed. After a few weeks in the facility, the woman was sent back to the hospital via ambulance after she began to experience shortness of breath and was admitted. While in the hospital, the woman suffered from a pulmonary embolism that eventually proved fatal.