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Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?

Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?

Yes: Many causes however, so exam and testing is required to be definitive. Small recurrent emboli are known and can be intermittent and variable, and eventually lethal. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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Can palpatations alone be a symptom of pulmonary embolism?

Can palpatations alone be a symptom of pulmonary embolism?

Maybe: 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

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How long does pain from pulmonary embolus last?

How long does pain from pulmonary embolus last?

Depends: Can be short, just at the time the embolus occurs, or can be longer if the patient develops pleurisy after the embolus. ...Read more

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What causes hemoptysis in pulmonary embolism and how long last?

What causes hemoptysis in pulmonary embolism and how long last?

Hemoptysis in PE: Or the coughing up of blood comes from the breakdown of the damaged lung tissue. The embolism blocks the lung tissues supply of nurishment and oxygen, the lung tissue breaks down and bleeds. How long it lasts depends on how big the injury is. ...Read more

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How long following initial treatment of a pulmonary embolism do chest pains and light-headedness last? What symptoms would merit emergency treatment?

How long following initial treatment of a pulmonary embolism do chest pains and light-headedness last?  What symptoms would merit emergency treatment?

In a few days: Chest pain and sob should improve with time.The blood clots may take up to 3 months to totally rescue but the symptoms improve much faster. Most of the time within a matter of days.Emergency treatment is required if the oxygen level is low or if the BP is low. ...Read more

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How lung does severe pain from a pulmonary embolus last?

How lung does severe pain from a pulmonary embolus last?

Pulmonary embolus: It depends. Sometimes the pain lasts seconds or minutes. If the embolus causes a part of the lung to die it can last for months. ...Read more

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After a pulmonary embolism how long do I need to take coumadin (warfarin)?

After a  pulmonary embolism how long do I need to take coumadin (warfarin)?

It depends: We always treat patients with DVT and pulmonary embolus for a minimum of 6 months and usually 12. Work-up for hypercoagulability (predisposition for abnormal blood clotting) is always performed, usually after the year of Coumadin (warfarin) treatment. If you have a hypercoagulable state as determined by blood testing, you may need anti coagulation for life. ...Read more

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How long after surgery is someone at risk for having a pulmonary embolism?

How long after surgery is someone at risk for having a pulmonary embolism?

Varies by surgery: All major surgeries have risk of blood clots called DVTs of the pelvis or legs.DVTs can then have a risk of dislodging & traveling to the lungs (i.e. PE). The more major the surgery, the longer the surgery, & the longer the period of immobility after surgery, the higher the chances. Major orthopedic surgery / general surgery / OB-GYN surgery are highest risk. Can happen w/i hours, days, or weeks. ...Read more

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How much time does an emergency surgery for a pulmonary embolism last?

How much time does an emergency surgery for a pulmonary embolism last?

Can't tell: If you mean surgery to open up the chest and remove the clots from the arteries, then hours. This is a big procedure. You should be discussing this with the Thoracic Surgeon who is going to do the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more