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Coronary Embolism Symptoms
Will a CT angiogram of the coronary arteries reveal a pulmonary embolism or other lung disease and is it harmful to have 2 CT scans in the same month?
It might: A CT angiogram or the coronaries might show a pulmonary embolism, provided that the radiologists obtained full field of view reconstructions (some do not) and the pulmonary embolism is not higher or lower than the field of view. Most often, the answer would be yes, a significant PE would be identified on this type of scan. Having two ct's in the same month is not optimal, but likely of no harm. ...Read more
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
I had cardiac cath 4 days ago had massive air embolism with they retrieved but experiences full arrest how soon to return to work?
Symptoms....: Air embolism is very serious and is often life-threatening. Symptoms can include sudden onset of shortness of breath, chest pain, hallucinations, passing out, low oxygen levels, cardiac arrhythmias, etc. There also needs to be a way for air to enter the bloodstream, travel to the heart/lungs and obstruct. This always requires emergent care and can be deadly. ...Read more
Strokes and hypoxia: Fat emboli cause two very serious problems. The most common is blockage of blood flow in the lungs. The other is blockage of blood flow to the brain, should they pass through the heart. ...Read more
Hx pulm embolism 18 mos ago. Only symptom at time was shoulder pain. Now having pain in same area but not nearly to same extent. Can I wait to be seen?
No: Pulmonary embolism is very serious problem and some could fatal, recurrent embolism is a possibility, my advise not to wait. ...Read more
Sudden shock, death.: Afe is an extremely rare but typically lethal complication of late pregnancy. Usually it is unheralded and manifests with complete cardiovascular collapse requiring immediate advanced cardiac life support to avoid rapid death from bleeding and asystole. If the woman is still pregnant, stat delivery may help preserve the fetal life/brain. ...Read more
I had a subq injection thurs and think there might have been some air left in the syringe. I feel fine but how long would air embolism symptoms take?
Symptom...: Pulmonary embolism can occur without any symptoms. Some symptoms include sudden onset of shortness of breath, coughing up blood, chest pain, racing heart, etc. The person may have a low oxygen level. If this diagnosis is suspected, go to the er immediately since this can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Symptoms...: Pulmonary embolus or pe can happen in patients without any symptoms. If there are any symptoms, the most common symptoms are shortness of breath with increased heart rate. The patient tends to have a low oxygen level. There may be leg swelling if the clot originated in the leg, the most common scenario. ...Read more
Pulmonary emboli: Can be large or small, single or multiple. They can also be silent, ; no symptoms. Or they can be fatal and cause very rapid loss of oxygenation and cardiac function. Typical symptoms of smaller emboli would be acute shortness of breath, often associated with chest pain. Swelling in the legs or pain with touching or movement may be related to a common source for the clots from the deep leg veins. ...Read more
If you had a an air embolism due to air being trapped in the vaginal cavity; how long would it take to show signs/ symptoms?
Not happening: Air in the vaginal cavity is normal- it doesn't' get absorbed into the blood stream from there. An air embolism is a bubble of air within a blood vessel. For it to cause symptoms that bubble has to be relatively large. Air emboli are rarely seen in patients with central lines in the hospital that have retained air in the IV tubing or within a syringe and directly injected into the vessels. ...Read more
Palpitations or irregular heart rhythm may be associated with PE but are also associated with may other things, many of which are benign. Usually there is some other symptom such as chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath or air hunger.
A PE is unusual in a young active person who has not had trauma or surgery ...Read more
Maybe Many or none: If the clot is big, sudden shortness of beath, chest pain, rapid breathing/heart rate, dizziness/weakness, fatigue, heart failure, blue/cyanotic lips/fingers/toes etc... Some people suffer from chronic embolism--small/tiny clots which may not cause much symptoms at all, but over time can cause more damage. So, if you have trouble wtih DVT etc. Take your meds and follow doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the symptom s of pulmonary embolism? My daughter has trouble exercising and has swelling and shortness of breath
Shortness of breath: Along with shortness of breath, signs of a pulmonary embolism would be coughing that may produce blood, chest pain that worsens when taking a deep breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, increased heart rate. If you are concerned of a possible pulmonary embolism, immediate medical attention is advised. ...Read more
Iv got a pulmonary embolism & would like to kno if there are any signs & symptoms that I shud know about & when should I seek medical advice?
Seek care now: Seek immediate medical care. A pulmonary embolism can block the blood from getting adequate oxygen from your lungs. In many cases it is caused by blood clots that travel to your lungs from your legs. This can cause serious illness and even death. Signs include shortness of breath, chest pain, bloody cough, fatigue, and extremity swelling. ...Read more
Would my husbands symptoms after a saddle embolism of pulmonary artery have been different if it were treated earlier?
Hi! I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism, but d-dimer test is normal. Is it possible to have pulmonary embolism with normal d-dimer?
I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism and my mom won't take me to the hospital. What should I do?
Call an ambulance: Or get a friend to take you. You need urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more
I have been having shortness of breath the past few weeks. I'm wondering do symptoms from a pulmonary embolism come and go or do they remain constant?
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath is a very serious symptom and you should go to your physician and get a full exam right away. A physician needs to check your vital signs and see how well you are oxygenating your blood. There are a myriad of causes of shortness of breath and you should be seen immediately whether the onset was sudden or gradual, it is persistent. ...Read more