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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?

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.

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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I had cardiac cath 4 days ago had massive air embolism with they retrieved but experiences full arrest how soon to return to work?

I had cardiac cath 4 days ago had massive air embolism with they retrieved but experiences full arrest how soon to return to work?

Air embolism: An very uncommon complication;why did this occur at all? Was it venous or arterial? Do you have a shunt? If now asymptomatic likely a venous event and at this stage presumably should be able to return to work

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Hi, What is Cardiac Ischaemia and can it cause Pulmonary Embolism. Many thanks.

Hi, What is Cardiac Ischaemia and can it cause Pulmonary Embolism. Many thanks.

Cardiac ischaemia.: Cardiac ischemia denotes a reduction in blood flow through the arteries that supply the heart with blood. This would typically happen in the context of blockages within the arteries of the heart. This does not directly cause pulmonary emboli.

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What are the symptoms of air embolism?

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.

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What symptoms of a fat embolism are the most important?

What symptoms of a fat embolism are the most important?

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.

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How long does it take for symptoms of air embolism to show?

Why do you ask?: If you think that you are having symptoms caused by air embolism, please provide more information, such as how you feel, why you think its air embolism, and how the air is able to enter the blood vessels.

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What are some symptoms of an air embolism and what should I do if I have it?

Severe: An air embolism can cause cardiopulmonary collapse and death. I would say you don't have an air embolism.

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What are the most common symptoms of fat embolism?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, chest pain, and cough are some of the most common symptoms of fat embolism.

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What are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?

What are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?

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.

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What are early warning signs and symptoms of air embolism?

What are early warning signs and symptoms of air embolism?

Variable: Small amounts of air in circulation may be asymptomatic. Introduction of 100 cc or more of air may cause heart failure, respiratory distress, presence of air in the heart on chest x-ray and in severe cases alterations in mental status and stroke like symptoms.

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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?

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?

You're safe: An air embolism needs to go directly into your vein to cause you harm. A tiny bit of air in the subcutaneous tissue is completely harmless. An air embolus would also affect you instantly. You can get some rest now and stop worrying.

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What are symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

What are symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

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.

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What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

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.

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What are the symptoms of pulmonary embolism pe?

What are the symptoms of pulmonary embolism pe?

Short of breath: Sudden onset shortness of breath. Sometimes sharp chest pain that changes with breathing. Rapid heart rate and occasionally if big pe dizziness and fainting.

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What are the symptoms of having a pulmonary embolism?

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.

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What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism or dvt?

What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism or dvt?

Chest pain: For pulmonary embolism: Chest pain, shortness of breath are the most common. Coughing up blood, mild fever can also happen. Fast heart rate may be another sign. You will feel more winded while walking. For DVT: leg pain, swelling in one leg.

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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.

Dr. James Dukelow
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Cardiac (Definition)

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