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if someone has pulminary embolism would they qualify for disability benefits

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on details: Pulmonary embolism is a life threatening and a serious issue that should be treated immediately. However, many people live completely functional lives ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
It depends: Why did they develop clots? What degree of lung involved? What limitations on lung function and breathing capacity? Pulmonologists can guide you.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary embolism: To apply for disability from pe one would have to have long term pulmonary damage from the pe as well as a significant risk of recurrent pe.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
If disabled: While pulmonary embolism can be life threatening in acute setting, properly treated often does not result in significant disability. If you have a val ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Thomas
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: This really depends on weather you are disabled or not.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specifics about: your insurance plan coverage are best answered by the plan administrator/representative. I would suggest calling them for an answer for your case.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: If someone's heart has stopped (regardless if it was due to a heart attack, pulmonary embolism or other cause) you should immediately perform cpr, if ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Small clot fragments: Common cause is separation of small clots in the venous system (such as the leg, etc) which return to heart and lodge in the lungs. Trauma, some infe ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Several mechanisms: The loss of effectively gas-exchanging lung. The strain on the right ventricle. Breakdown products of the thrombus causing wheezing. The vagal reflex ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
28 years experience Cardiology
Multiple: There are several sings icluding tachycardia, respiratory distress, ekg changes, sings of right venticular failure such as elevated venous pressure a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
PE: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/basics/definition/con-20022849
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
27 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Newer guidelines from accp recommend long term blood thinning. Also the primary cause may be determined and this will increase your risk for them to r ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood thinners: Usually, three or more months of blood thinners, such as warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin, are the treatment of choice. The exact medicine and duratio ... Read More
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