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Blood Clot Lung Pneumonia
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
Should my 38 yr. Old son have a fliter put in for blood clots in his lungs he has had pneamonia, been in the hospital about 10 days.He been off work from this
about 5.5 weeks. Other than sisunses he has been in good health.
They had at the hospital he ha
A : A vena cava filter is a very good option for preventing blood clots in the legs from reaching the lungs. However, over time, vena cava filters can create problems of their own. They are better thought of as a short-term solution. If your son has clot in his legs now, and clots in his lungs as well, then it might be a good idea to place a filter to keep him from getting more lung clots. However, once he is upa and about, and on a stable dose of coumadin, (warfarin) the filter would ideally be removed. It is much more likely that a filter can be removed if it is taken out within about 6 weeks, after that, removal may be difficult or impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmonary embolism: When doctors say blood clots in the lungs, they are usually talking about pulmonary embolism, which is blockages in one or more arteries in the lungs, caused by blood clots from another part of your body, most commonly, your legs. Pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening complication of DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which is clotting in the deep veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many....: shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, chest pain with breathing, possibly cough and low grade fever, wheezing, and even cough with blood in sputum. The question here is do you have risk factors for this (long travel, blood clot history, autoimmune conditions, etc.)? If you suspect a blood clot in your lungs, you should be in the ER getting tested and treated. ...Read more
Pulmonary embolus: Typically clot that ends up in the lungs from a deep venous thrombosis of the extremities. Most often this is a DVT of the legs. The clot breaks off and travels through the bloodstream through the heart an into the pulmonary arteries. This is in the most extreme case can cause heart failure, respiratory insufficiency and death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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