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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in 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

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in 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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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
31 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience in Vascular Surgery
CTA: A Cat scan is the best and most reliable way to make the diagnosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes : Depending upon severity and other comorbodities.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Can be either: Pulmonary hypertension can be caused by disease of the heart such as mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, holes in the heart and blockages to n ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
52 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes.: In a study of 749 people reporting marijuana side effects, 26 people (3.47%) had pulmonary embolism, all females. Age distribution: 10-19 years: 7. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Less flow to lungs: If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished. Less blood flow to the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience in 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 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
20 years experience in Cardiology
It can: Pulmonary fibrosis over time can cause high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) which can lead to strain and even dysfunction of the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not directly....: COPD is a disease typically caused by smoking, which is also a risk factor for lung cancer. So, COPD does not cause lung cancer but the two diseases s ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: A collapsed lung may be related to a pneumothorax, or massive fluid and atelectasis. Some may require surgery such as placement of a chest tube for ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wylie
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lack of blood flow: A ventilation perfusion scan is a test for a blood clot in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. If there is a blood clot, an area of the lung will not be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jackson
Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care
Indirectly: It doesn't cure the disease, but replaces one damaged lung for a functioning one. The fibrosis doesn't return to the new lung.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
CT angio: of the chest is usually diagnostic for pulmonary embolism. Analysis of the pleural fluid, including mycobacterium cultures would point toward tubercul ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Reymunde
6 years experience in Pediatrics
Poor lung function: Basically the lungs are not expanding like they should be as such they are not working well and not oxygenating the blood.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Vast: Pulmonary embolism is the blockage of the pulmonary artery branches by clot, most commonly from the legs. Causes lung dysfunction and heart failure so ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience in Trauma Surgery
No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effective ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Iafrati
35 years experience in Vascular Surgery
It depends.: Two critical issues. Volume of air and where the air goes. For example if a small amount of air enters a vein and travels through an intact heart to t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Pulmonary edema refers to fluid in the lungs, most commonly as a result of a failing heart. Pulmonary emboli are blood clots that form somewhere in th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No: I'm guessing that you mean a heart that lays low in the chest. This would not cause pulmonary embolism; in fact the position of the heart would have n ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience in Pulmonology
Heart valve problem: Pulmonic stenosis is narrowing of the heart valve leading from the right ventricle to the lung. If valve is constricted it can lead to "backup" of ve ... Read More

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