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Doctor insights on: Air Embolism Cardiovascular Diseases

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Are heart attacks linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Are heart attacks linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Indirectly: Many people with COPD have a strong smoking history which also predisposes to heart attacks - in addition, there may be a chromic inflammatory element to some forms of COPD which cam also make heart attacks more likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Air Embolism (Definition)

Blood vessels are made to carry blood - liquid. A small amount of air in a vessel is not usually a big deal as it will be absorbed into the blood. Larger volumes of air (10 mL or larger) can be significant to block blood flow in that vessel. That is bad in the brain (stroke) and really bad in the heart because ...Read more


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Pulmonary hypertention a heart or lung condition?

Pulmonary hypertention a heart or lung condition?

Dual workup: Typically you should see both a cardiologist and pulmonologist individually to work this up since they will often take different but complimentary approaches. ...Read more

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What increases risk of pulmonary embolism?

What increases risk of pulmonary embolism?

See below: Many things including having had a previous deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, having a genetic predisposition or family history, smoking, birth control medication, autoimmune diseases such as lupus and prolonged immobilization including travel or bed rest, to name a few. ...Read more

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Pulmonary emboli or blood clots in the lung; deadly? Very dangerous?

Pulmonary emboli or blood clots in the lung; deadly?  Very dangerous?

Yes. : Pulmonary embolism is often fatal but it really depends on the size of the clot that travels to the lung. Small clots may not even be noticed but large ones completely stop lung circulation and exchange of oxygen resulting in rapid death. ...Read more

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Difference between pulmonary embolism and heart attack?

Difference between pulmonary embolism and heart attack?

Vast: Pulmonary embolism is the blockage of the pulmonary artery branches by clot, most commonly from the legs. Causes lung dysfunction and heart failure sometimes death. Heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the result of a blockage of the coronary (heart) artery with resultant death of a portion of the heart muscle. Result is heart dysfunction/failure/arrest and even death. ...Read more

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Can you scuba dive with interstitial lung disease?

Can you scuba dive with interstitial lung disease?

Review this with: Your pulmonologists. Much of you activity restrictions depends on what type of interstitial lung disease that you have and how severe it is. But an ILD diagnosis doesn't mean that you definitively can't scuba dive. ...Read more

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Does cardiovascular disease lead to clots in the lung?

Does cardiovascular disease lead to clots in the lung?

Broadly defined, yes: The most common form of clots in the lung are pulmonary emboli, which may be caused by vascular processes on the venous side of the circulation. Phlebitis of the large veins in the legs or pelvis (especially in women who have experienced childbirth), precipitated by inactivity, hormone therapy, occlusion, or clotting disorders can increase risk. Variety of prevention & treatment strategies exist. ...Read more

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Does coronary artery disease always cause shortness of breath?

Does coronary artery disease always cause shortness of breath?

Yes: Coronary artery disease, angina, and heart attack are a continuum of a process. With these congestion f the lungs can occur, or blood clots can embolize, or cardiac output can be reduced. All affect oxygen delivery and feeling of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary emphysema a communicable disease?

Is pulmonary emphysema a communicable disease?

Only if you...: Only if you pass the cigarette. Otherwise, you're not going to give emphysema to others. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause pulmonary embolisms?

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: 7.69%; 20-39 years: 34.62%; 40-49 years: 23.08%. Main conditions: 1.Pain:10 people/38.46%; 2. Contraception: 10/ 38.46%; 3.Unknown: 9 /34.62%; 4.Panic attack: 5/19.23% cerebral palsy 3/11.54% drugs co-used: yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, albuterol, nuvaring, motrin. ...Read more

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Are people with dementia more susceptible to heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolism?

Are people with dementia more susceptible to heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolism?

Not necessarily: Alzheimer's dementia may overlap with vascular dementia, and the eventual symptoms can be somewhat similar. Many alzheimer's patients will have existing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease -- and in these, heart attacks and strokes will be more common. Brain has blood vessels too! pulmonary embolism can happen if the person becomes more sedentary, and increasing the risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Can a low heart cause pulmonary embolism?

Can a low heart cause pulmonary embolism?

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 no effect on pulmonary embolism, which is caused by clots in veins (usually in the legs or pelvis) breaking loose and traveling to the lung. ...Read more

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Does bad air affect respiratory function in people with diseases like asthma or pulmonary fibrosis?

Does bad air affect respiratory function in people with diseases like asthma or pulmonary fibrosis?

Yes: People with chronic respiratory diseases should avoid heavily polluted air. Air quality alerts are issued for areas when there is a high concentration of pollution. These are usually reported on the local weather reports. In some instances, poor air quality can even cause chronic lung disease. For more information on this, go to the american lung association website. ...Read more

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Why does pulmonary embolism cause your increased heart rate?

Why does pulmonary embolism cause your increased heart rate?

Stress: Pul. Embolism is a kind of obstructing shock. So it decrease blood to of side of heart and that decrease blood pressure sometime. Body defense to this is to increase heart rate. It also increase stress on rt side of heart. ...Read more

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Any ideas why pulmonary embolism causes increased heart rate?

Any ideas why pulmonary embolism causes increased heart rate?

Nerves and reflexes: Pulmonary embolism causes obstruction to blood flow and oxygenation. This causes fight or flight reactions, fear, etc, and the hormones released cause tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart also causes the release of bnp causing also tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart allows many mechanisms including reentry and may even cause irreg hr. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


Dr. Regina Druz
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Cardiovascular Infections (Definition)

infections= bacterial, viral, or fungal infections that affect the heart and/or blood vessels. For example, endocarditis, an infection of the inner lining of the ...Read more