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How Long Do I Have Before Blood Clot Enters Brain Heart Or Lung
Pulmonary embolus: A blood clot in the leg or pelvis (also called deep venous thrombosis) can occur with any major abdominal surgery. Smoking, obesity, prolonged immobility, or chronic medical condition can increase this chance. These blood clots can travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had a heart attack before i'm wondering if there is any vitamins to keep blood pumping good thru the arteries? I feel my heart pump fast when work
Yes-minerals too!: There is sound research showing that Vitamins C, D, E & K reduce risk of heart disease, as well as magnesium. If you have high homocysteine then Vit B6, B12, folic acid and trimethylglycine (which reduce homocysteine) can also help. See http://tinyurl.com/mwqln28 As my colleagues mention, a healthy diet, exercise & stress reduction are also important. See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a pulmonary embolism 4 months ago , they stop the blood thinner, it this mean I can have the risk to have a heart attack???
More info needed: Stopping blood thinners 4months after pulmonary embolism ( PE)does not necessarily increase risk for heart attack. My concern would be the risk for another PE. Without knowing the details of your condition and treatment, we can not fully understand the risks in your situation. Best to talk to your doctor about the decision to discontinue blood thinners ...Read more
How long after a 2nd C-section and tube tie do you have to worry about complications? Like blood clots bleeding organ damage etc
CSection follow up: Great question. Assuming you had no complications and no injury to your bladder or ureters, post operative infection and wound healing problems, generally we use a thirty day window when we screen for things such as postoperative or post anesthesia blood clots. As far as organ damage, given the above caveats, after thirty to sixty days, i would not consider you at any increased risk. ...Read more
My pa pressure is 65, how bad is that? I also have a enlarged heart, chest pressure, lung scarring from a blood clot in each lung. Will i die soon?
Depend on severity : You have severe pulmonary hypertension. Many causes, but by your history probably due to pulmonary embolism. Can be idiopathic, due to left heart disease, lung disease, thromboembolic disease and multifactorial. Treatment include oxygen, anticiagulation, diuretics, ca blockers, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, inhaled nitric oxide, prostacyclin. Talk to your doctor, if severe, surgery is an option. ...Read more
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more
Don't wait too long: Time is muscle! that means the longer you wait with chest pain the more heart muscle could die. If you have typical chest pain or pressure radiating to your jaw or neck that does not go away with rest you may be having a heart attack. Nausea, sweating, and crushing chest pain are the common symptoms. 5 minutes of chest pain is plenty to start worrying about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a thrombosis be found in rca at postmortem when the deceased did not have a heart attack ? I Taut thrombosis definitely causes heart attack,
Silent heart attack: Many "heart attacks" do not cause symptoms. Also a person may die suddenly due to thrombus without going through the usual symptoms of heart attack. A thrombus may not cause heart attack if it develops slowly and allows for the development of collateral circulation. ...Read more
After head injury how long does it take before you can be sure there is no blood clot in the brain?
Depends: This depends on the mechanism of injury and age of the patient. Majority of head injuries lead to bleeding immediately after impact, due to disruption of blood vessels in the tissues. If an initial ct does not show any bleeding, risks are relatively low to have a delayed bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have a question about cerebral hypoxia brain damage. If I were to empty my lungs of all air and hold it for 30 seconds while taking 4 very small, fast hyperventilation like breathes, would that give me brain damage? Can you explain?
Possibly...: Blood clots in the lung can be life-threatening depending on the size and location of the clot. Patients can also get small, asymptomatic and non-life-threatening clots as well. If symptoms like shortness of breath and/or chest pain occur, it is imperative that the person seek evaluation by a doctor, usually in the er so diagnosis and treatment can be given so death hopefully does not occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm? I have had a couple and I'm worried. If they don't, then what does cause of cerebral aneurysm?
Probably not: Concussions are not a common cause of brain aneurysms. These are believed to be more likely due to genetic factors and other "triggers" like high blood pressure. If there is family history of brain aneurysms you may be at higher risk. Other risk factors like smoking and excessive alcohol or drug use may put you at higher risk of aneurysms also. ...Read more
How does a blood clot look? and if i smoke weed 48 hours after removal is that okay? can i smoke and just avoid the sucking motion?
Silly: First of all the need for a blood clot is rare. If it is a DVT then it is not removed. If it is somewhere else there may be an indication. If you are using marijuana for pain control after removal I think you are asking for problems. As for smoking but not sucking that is not going to happen . You are only fooling yourself. ...Read more
I"m male nurse and I want to know If a patient somehow gets air embolia(from unprimed iv line or diagnostic act )after how long will symptoms occur?
Immediate: Air embolism causes symptoms immediately -- within a few seconds (the time it takes blood to reach the heart from the source of the air, e.g. IV line). A few bubbles in the line isn't a problem. Enough air to cause symptoms almost never can enter through an IV line unless intentionally injected. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the size, location and the general health of the individual and what medications the patient is placed on. Heparin is the gold standard but may be changing. There are many anti-coagulants. Coumadin (warfarin) is the mainstay for outpatient treatment. Newer meds may replace it for many reasons. Many clots are dissolved in 2-4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obssessing over pregnancy complications when i get pregnant im afraid I will get a blood clot or w.e and it will cause a stroke. no blood disorder hx?
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