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Doctor insights on: How Long Do I Have Before Blood Clot Enters Brain Heart Or Lung

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Lung (Definition)

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


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A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone?

A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone?

Well: Blood clot's are always serious. Cannot diagnosis by chat. Consult primary care doctorface-to-face promptly or go to emergency room if you're having symptoms now for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have a blood clot in my lung I was diagnois on nov 23, 2012 I was wondering by my heart beating to fast after running will it cause my heart to stop?

I have a blood clot in my lung I was diagnois on nov 23, 2012 I was wondering by my heart beating to fast after running will it cause my heart to stop?

Will my heart beating fast after running cause my heart to stop.: Exercise is good for your heart and should not cause it to stop. I don't think the blood clot is related to your exercising. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot travel from your foot to your lungs or heart and how fast can this occur? How can you determine if the pain is a clot or gas?

Can a blood clot travel from your foot to your lungs or heart and how fast can this occur? How can you determine if the pain is a clot or gas?

Yes and variable: Clots in the lower extremities can travel to the lungs called pulmonary embolus. This can be serious or even fatal. Most clots, however, do not cause pe.
This clots to the lung are associated with shortness of breath, chest pain and other side effects.
A ct angiogram is the best test for this problem. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My blood clot in my lung is gone but I get tired real fast and my heart pounds very hard and beats fast could this be becuase u had a pe in nov 2012?

My blood clot in my lung is gone but I get tired real fast and my heart pounds very hard and beats fast could this be becuase u had a pe in nov 2012?

Pulmonary Hypertn: Patients with DVT and pulmonary embolism can develop pulmonary hypertension down the road. That can lead to right-sided heart failure. That could give you some of the symptoms you are complaining of. You need to be evaluated by your primary care physician or a vascular specialist. An echo on your heart can help diagnosis problem. ...Read more

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My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't I b hospitalized?

My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't I b hospitalized?

It depends: Depending on your symptoms and whether your doctor thinks this an acute event or a chronic event. If you having symptoms of acute (happened suddenly) blood clots in your legs and your lungs, you should be started on blood thinners. Dont't be affraid to ask questions be honest with your dr., ask him/her to explain their thought process. ...Read more

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Costochondritis for a month. Have had heart, lungs and blood clots ruled out. On Motrin and ativan (lorazepam).Been having weird head pains for a week is it the meds?

Costochondritis for a month. Have had heart, lungs and blood clots ruled out. On Motrin and ativan (lorazepam).Been having weird head pains for a week is it the meds?

Motrin: Yes. Sometimes antiinflammatories can cause these side effects. Make sure you are taking the correct dose and check with your doctor. You may have to change this medication. ...Read more

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Can a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart or lungs like other blood clots can?

Can a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart or lungs like other blood clots can?

NO: Only clots within your circulatory system cause problem. No problem expected with menses, nose bleed, hemorrhoid, cuts, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Husband has blood clots in the legs, is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?

Husband has blood clots in the legs, is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?

Patients with: Clot in the leg are at risk for migration to the lung. This is the main risk of the clot in the leg. The next downstream location is the lung, but not the heart. ...Read more

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Anxiety or blood clot in lung for the last week and a half I have had a heaviness in my chest mostly on the left side along with shortness of breathe. Seen my doctor and said it was probably my anxiety/hyperventalation since my heart rate was 132 BP was

Anxiety or blood clot in lung for the last week and a half I have had a heaviness in my chest mostly on the left side along with shortness of breathe. Seen my doctor and said it was probably my anxiety/hyperventalation since my heart rate was 132 BP was

I: I cannot provide a diagosis for your symptoms. As a psychiatrist, I can tell you that normally, I would want to ensure that possible medical diagnoses have been ruled out before I stated that a problem is solely behavioral health in nature. I can also tell you that many medical conditions can cause marked anxiety and panic. I recall being called to the emergency room once to see a man who was very axious. I looked at his ekg and the cause of his anxiety soon became apparent. He was having an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). This is not in anyway to suggest that you are having a heart attack. Symptoms of panic attacks can include discrete epidoses of panic or extreme anxiety (usually lasting 10 minutes or less for acute part), rapid breathing, chest tightness or pain, nausea or butterflies in stomach sensation, feeling lightheaded or dizzy, numbness or tingling, rapid or pounding heart beat, fear of going crazy, fear of dying, feeling very unreal, just to mention a few. ...Read more

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My chest and upper throat is tight I had a blood clot but now gone but I still have trouble breathing. My doctor says my heart and lung are healthy?

My chest and upper throat is tight I had a blood clot but now gone but I still have trouble breathing. My doctor says my heart and lung are healthy?

2nd opinion: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My chest and upper throat is tight I had a blood clot but now gone but I still have trouble breathing. My doctor says my heart and lung are healthy?

My chest and upper throat is tight I had a blood clot but now gone but I still have trouble breathing. My doctor says my heart and lung are healthy?

Asthma vs globus: The description of the blood clot throws things off a bit, but a tight sensation in that area with healthy heart and lungs in a young person typically is called a globus sensation and is the result of a spasming sphincter muscle at top of the esophagus. Reflux and/or anxiety is the typical cause. Raising the back of your bed so that your chest is elevated slightly higher than your stomach helps. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have blood clots all over your brain after a major heart attack?

What will happen if you have blood clots all over your brain after a major heart attack?

Emboli: If the heart attack has associated ventricular clotting, those can embolize to head, body etc.
Cerebral emboli cause damage- strokes and can be devastating or lethal. ...Read more

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I had blood clot heart attack 5 yrs ago, have 4 stents on my right blood vessel in my chest. What are usual chances of reoccurrance?

CAD: You have coronary artery disease if you are not on diet, exercise and polydrug program your chances of another event are good. If you are on a good program of not smoking, and the above reaching blood pressure targets and exercise and LDL 80mg/dl or less along with Aspirin and maybe plavix, (clopidogrel) you are doing what you can to prevent another event. ...Read more

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Chest pains for a week. Went to ER no heart attack. Blood clot blood work was 500. Sent me home. Today leg is hurting and slightly swollen. ER again?

Chest pains for a week. Went to ER no heart attack. Blood clot blood work was 500. Sent me home. Today leg is hurting and slightly swollen. ER again?

Thrombosis: Detecting a developing blood clot is a challenging problem in the early stages. Pain and swelling are pretty good symptoms once it is developed. The relation to your chest pain is still uncertain. You could have been showering small emboli to your lungs, even with a value of 500 (which is likely below the threshold for your lab.) Further radiologic study (leg US, etc) may help clarify things. ...Read more

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Physicals done by 4 ER docs for chest pain in last 4 mths & they all say anxiety- EKGs, Chest Xrays, Ultrasound of heart & gallbladder, lots of bloodwork on heart & blood clots each visit. Normal results every time, most recent visit 3 wks ago.

Physicals done by 4 ER docs for chest pain in last 4 mths & they all say anxiety- EKGs, Chest Xrays, Ultrasound of heart & gallbladder, lots of bloodwork on heart & blood clots each visit. Normal results every time, most recent visit 3 wks ago.

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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How long does a blood clot stay in your leg before traveling to the heart? If a person has a pfo could this clot cause a stroke? How many hours/ days at the most can this process take?

Paradoxical embolus: Is an uncommon cause of embolic stroke. Straining on the toilet can create the pressure gradient necessary for the clot to cross from the right to the left side of the heart through a patent foramen ovale. The clot may take days to weeks to build up in the leg vein prior to this. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

Variable: Acute heart attack and surface clot quite quickly!
atrial fibrillation/ mitral vale may develop more slowly.
Heart failure and enlarged chambers.
Heparin reduces progression, but natural clot lysis occurs over time naturally or with lyric agents. ...Read more

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How long does it take for smoking to cause blood clot or heart disease atherscherosis or sometimes it does not always happen. Are there tests?

How long does it take for smoking to cause blood clot or heart disease atherscherosis or sometimes it does not always happen. Are there tests?

Smoking: Smoking has effects on the heart and lungs. It is associated with atherosclerosis by direct oxygen effect and by causing blood vessel damage. It takes about 5 years for people to get back to normal risk after quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Is it true that over a long period of time of heart palpitations can cause blood clots?

Is it true that over a long period of time of heart palpitations can cause blood clots?

Depends: heart palpitations can range from Benign premature atrial contractions to sustained abnormal rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation /flutter can causes stasis of blood flow in a heart chamber from asynchronous atrio-ventricular contractions and hence blood pools so to speak and can form clots. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more