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How will having a pulmonary embolism affect my baby?

How will having a pulmonary embolism affect my baby?

Hypoxia: If a pregnant mother has a pulmonary embolism it could lower her blood oxygen levels and then lower oxygen levels in the fetus. It is important to avoid/treat any hypoxia in a pregnant mom if it indeed is present. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?

Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?

Can be: A pulmonary embolism, regardless of the age of the patient, can be fatal. It should be noted that not all pulmonary emboli are fatal and the incidence of pulmonary emboli in infants is quite small. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby experiences pulmonary embolism?

What do I do if my baby experiences pulmonary embolism?

How old?: If you are taking about a child with pulmonary embolism , this is very serious and of course treatment is anticoagulant like Heparin then Coumadin (warfarin) .. Also need investigations for risk factors . Pe in children is very rare less than 5 in 100000. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctors say they don't know where a pulmonary embolism came from?

What does it mean if the doctors say they don't know where a pulmonary embolism came from?

What it says: A blod clot in the lung normally did not form there, it got there after traveling from its point of origin. 90% of these clots start in the veins of the legs, the rest come from the arms, or the pelvis. Alternatively, it might be a clumsy way of saying that they don't know why it happened. ...Read more

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My wife just had pulmonary embolism she can't catch her breath how dose she start exercising?

My wife just had pulmonary embolism she can't catch her breath how dose she start exercising?

Ask your doc: If you have persistent shortness of breath more than a few weeks after a pulmonary embolism you should be seen by a doctor who can evaluate whether the pe has sufficiently resolved and to evaluate whether you now have pulmonary hypertension as a result of the pe. ...Read more

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Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Development of pulmonary embolisms depends on many factors. But small children certainly can develop them if they have specific conditions. Please see your child's physician to discuss your specific issues. ...Read more

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Does negative d diners rules out pulmonary embolism ?

Does negative d diners rules out pulmonary embolism ?

Usually: The d dimer test, if negative makes a clot very unlikely. A positive test thought is no guarantee or "lock" that you have one. The negative predicative value is high for the d dimer test. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pulmonary embolism apply for disability?

Can someone with a pulmonary embolism apply for disability?

If disabled: While pulmonary embolism can be life threatening in acute setting, properly treated often does not result in significant disability. If you have a valid medical disability, your family physician can help in obtaining appropriate services and benefits. ...Read more

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Does a PE (pulmonary embolism) always result in immediate death?

Pulmonary embolism: there is a wide spectrum of presentation of pulmonary embolism, it doesn't always result in immediate death. ...Read more

Dr. Neil Halin
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Blood Clot In Lung (Definition)

Pulmonary embolus is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more


Dr. Neil Halin
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Pulmonary Embolism (Definition)

Pulmonary embolism is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more