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How Long Does Palpitations Associated With Pulmonary Embolus Last
Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: 4-6 weeks probably depends on how solid the mass and how large and how treated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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