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Causes Of Pulmonary Embolism
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
Unlikely: This would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
How bad is the shortness of breath caused by pulmonary embolism? Is it so bad it needs immediate treatment?
What to do if I have antiphosphollipid deficiency syndrome that caused a pulmonary embolism and 4 dvt's and ever since I have had chronic cramps everywhere?
Hematologist: Go see a Hematologist. The cause of your cramping could be part of the disease or a side effect of medications. Given your history, you should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more
Blood clot: A pulmonary embolism is the result of a blood clot travelling to your lungs. The blood clot (referred to usually as a DVT) is usually found in the veins in one or both of your legs. This breaks loose and travels up through the IVC to the heart and then to your lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DVT: The most common cause of a pulmonary embolism is deep venous thrombosis . Dvt usually occurs in individuals with trauma , hypercoagulable state, or immobilization. In individuals who have a DVT risk of pe can be 30% without treatment. If the DVT is treated risk of pe is substantially less ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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