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lung damage after pulmonary embolism

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Embolism: Saddle embolism can be fatal, if there was a lot of damages done to lung symptoms may persist.
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Dr. Bhavinkumar Dalal
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: If you are not therapeutic on your anticoagulant new clot can accumulate and keep you short of breath. If there are small pulmonary emboli for longer ... Read More
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pulmonary Embolism: Pulmonary embolism causes a strain on the heart ; elevated blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) causing sensation of breathlessness an ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
32 years experience Sleep Medicine
Go to ER ASAP: If you had Pulmonary Embolism in the past and have chest pain after long distance travel, go to ER right away NOW please!
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Various: The usual warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe) include tachycardia (fast heart rate), dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain which can be ple ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Most common: The most common sign of a pe is a fast heart rate. Unfortunately a lot of things can give you a fast heart rate. In truth, no symptoms at all can so ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Variable: Symptoms can be variable- from no symptoms whatsoever- to increase heart rate, difficulty in breathing, chest pain especially when taking a deep breat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Several things: A massive pulmonary embolus will essentially block most of the blood flow from the right ventricle to the lungs, preventing blood from getting oxygena ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bacteria: Emboli are stuff (most commonly clots) that move from somewhere to somewhere else down a blood vessel, in this case from clots in veins of the body, d ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
32 years experience Sleep Medicine
Anticoagulant : I think you should discuss long term anti coagulation with a lung specialist.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If your pulmonary embolism/infarct didn't compromise your heart or lung function than unless you have another medical condition that would complicate ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
38 years experience Vascular Surgery
CTA: A Cat scan is the best and most reliable way to make the diagnosis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But measures will have to be taken to reduce the risk for another pulmonary embolism.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Aggressive: antibiotic therapy based on lung snd sputum cultures.
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