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What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

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 perfused, but will be ventilated, and therefore a mismatch will be seen. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What is the treatment for blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolus)?

What is the treatment for blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolus)?

Anticoagulation: Heparin and then warfarin for about six months and followup pulmonary testing rarely surgery or embolectomy, or lower extremity interventions. ...Read more

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I fell like my lugs are moving when i move is possible I have had a blood clot in lungs for no reason and i also have COPD and no insurance to stay on blood thiners and breathing stuf not sure what to do

I fell like my lugs are moving when i move is possible I have had a blood clot in lungs for no reason and i also have COPD and no insurance to stay on blood thiners and breathing stuf not sure what to do

That : That is extremely concerning. Please go to an er and be seen immediately with your history of blood clots and COPD and not being on any medication. Hopefully you have looked into getting on oregon health plan. There is also prescription assistance in the state of oregon, just google "oregon prescription assistance". You must be on your prescribed blood thinners or you could have devastating consequences. ...Read more

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If medications can't shrink or get rid of the blood clot in my lungs, will I need surgery to get it out?

If medications can't shrink or get rid of the blood clot in my lungs, will I need surgery to get it out?

Maybe: Pulmonary embolectomy is not a commonly done procedure, but some surgeons specialize in it. Can also try through catheter. If it is necessary in your case, you will be referred. Not usually necessary. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blood clots that get to your lungs?

What are the symptoms of blood clots that get to your lungs?

Cannot breathe, pain: Sudden onset of dyspnea (difficulty breathing), chest pain, and hemoptysis (cough up blood), are the main symptoms that occur with pulmonary infarction from pulmonary embolism. Syncope, or fainting may point to a massive pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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My blood clot in my lung is gone but i get tired real fast and my heart pounds very hard and beats fast could this be becuase u had a pe in nov 2012?

My blood clot in my lung is gone but i get tired real fast and my heart pounds very hard and beats fast could this be becuase u had a pe in nov 2012?

Pulmonary Hypertn: Patients with DVT and pulmonary embolism can develop pulmonary hypertension down the road. That can lead to right-sided heart failure. That could give you some of the symptoms you are complaining of. You need to be evaluated by your primary care physician or a vascular specialist. An echo on your heart can help diagnosis problem. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for 4 days now, and chest tightness. No fever. Could I have a blood clot in my lung? How do you get a blood clot?

I've had a cough for 4 days now, and chest tightness. No fever. Could I have a blood clot in my lung? How do you get a blood clot?

Cough: If you had a blood clot in your lungs (a pulmonary embolism) you would be one sick cookie and would not be typing me over the net. That is a potentially mortal condition and your doc would have you hospitalized and on anticoagulant therapy. 400 spaces is not nearly enough but you probably just have a bad cold or even a chest infection. Speak to your doc. ...Read more

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My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't i b hospitalized?

My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't i b  hospitalized?

It depends: Depending on your symptoms and whether your doctor thinks this an acute event or a chronic event. If you having symptoms of acute (happened suddenly) blood clots in your legs and your lungs, you should be started on blood thinners. Dont't be affraid to ask questions be honest with your dr., ask him/her to explain their thought process. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more