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what are the signs of pulmonary embolism?

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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 and sometimes swelling in the legs.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O PE: PE /PULMONARY EMBOLISM CAN OCCUR IN THE SETTING OF PROLONGED IMOBILIZATION ie plane trip . SX: Sudden onset SOB/PLEURITIC CP/DOE/TACHYCARDIA/LEG PAIN. Often times the culprit is a DVT OR LEG BLOOD CLOT that has migrated. It demands an urgent workup CHEST CT/LE DOPPLER US. Treatment usually consists of injectable LOVENOX & COUMADIN (warfarin) . Other oral options are XARELETO. Seek prompt attention
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Variable: Pulmonary embolism may be silent and cause no signs or symptoms to causing sudden death. In between, it may cause chest pain, shortness of breath, bloody sputum etc. Consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/lung/tc/pulmonary-embolism-topic-overview
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Felicia Baxter
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pulmonary Embolism: 1. Chest Pain when you inhale. 2. Shortness of breath,3. You feel your heart racing. 4. Your lips or nailbeds are blue or dark...if you are on medications that put you at risk certain birth control pills or you had a surgery that makes you less mobile or you have a family history or previous history and you have the above symptoms you need to seek medical attention locally. Please update me.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
Shortness of breath: Also, chest pain, fast heart rate, feeling that you have to have a bowel movement. If it's a large embolus, you can pass out and potentially die.
Answered on May 5, 2017

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