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saddlebag pulmonary embolism

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Some are subtle, and escape detection. Others are instantly lethal. Full range in between. Cause, size , degree of lung obstructed as well as pre ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Depends on the amount of clot that travels to the lungs, underlying heart and lung conditions, and concurrent illnesses. Massive pulmonary emboli asso ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Quite deadly: Numerous factors. One-third of people with dvt/pe will have a recurrence within 10 years and one-third of people die within one month of diagnosis. I ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Presant
41 years experience Phlebology
Pulmonary embolism: P.E. Is a thrombus (clot) that travelled to the blood vessel supplying the lung. Small clots do not obstruct as much and symptoms can be cough or shor ... Read More
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
27 years experience Interventional Radiology
Tests: Usually if a physician suspects a PE there are several tests that maybe done. A blood test called a d-dimer often is performed as an indicator. A dupl ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Varied: Symptoms can be variable. The most common are shortness of breath at rest or with exertion, fast heart rate, chest pain. Syncope can also occur. Sympt ... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms...: Pulmonary embolus or pe can happen in patients without any symptoms. If there are any symptoms, the most common symptoms are shortness of breath with ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Short of breath: Sudden onset shortness of breath. Sometimes sharp chest pain that changes with breathing. Rapid heart rate and occasionally if big pe dizziness and fa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
PE: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20022849.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
See Below: Common symptoms are shortness of breath at rest or with activity, chest pain espeicially with breathing, fast heart rate, lightheadedness. There are v ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Improvement: The vast number of patients improve within 2-4 weeks after a pulmonary embolism. This means that exercise capacity returns to normal and breathlessne ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pain,short of breath: Pulmonary embolism (or pe)symptoms can be vague, subtle, or extreme depending on the location and size of the clot. Pain and shortness of breath can o ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Torres
27 years experience Pulmonology
Good: Must of the pulmonary emboli are asymptomatic just because they are very small. But when patients have symptomatic pulmonary emboli and they are trea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Very very: unlikely. That is what Xarelto is supposed to prevent

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