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How can someone survive an amnotic fluid embolism?

How can someone survive an amnotic fluid embolism?

Immediate diagnosis: A md who immediately suspects amniotic fluid embolism for the chest pain, shortness of breath, and unexplained anxiety will treat it fast before it has a chance to kill. ...Read more

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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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If someone has pulminary embolism would they qualify for disability benefits?

It depends: Why did they develop clots? What degree of lung involved? What limitations on lung function and breathing capacity? Pulmonologists can guide you. ...Read more

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What does an embolism feel like?

What does an embolism feel like?

Chest pain : Chest pain, shortness of breath are the most common. Coughing up blood, mild fever can also happen. Fast heart rate may be another sign. You will feel more winded while walking. This is the most common type of embolism. You can also have embolism in your brain, heart and anywhere your arteries go too. You can have a stroke or problem in any body part the emboli goes too. ...Read more

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Why do air embolisms kill people?

Why do air embolisms kill people?

Block Pulmonary Flow: Air embolism is caused by air bubbles in the vascular system; venous air embolism can result from the intro of air through IV lines, especially central lines, and generally must be substantial to block pulmonary blood flow and cause symptoms. Arterial air embolism in even small amounts can cause death by blockage of coronary or cerebral arteries. ...Read more

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What is amninonic fluid embolism?

A very rare reaction: to amniotic fluid or other parts of the baby (fetal cells, etc.) that pass through the placenta into the mother. It can cause severe problems with the lungs, heart, and blood cells that are often fatal. It usually happens during or shortly after the separation of the placenta from the uterus. Exactly what causes the severe reaction isn't completely understood. ...Read more

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Please tell me what an embolism is?

Blockage of blood: Embolism is something that blocks proper flow of blood in the body. An embolism is usually a blood clot that can forms in your veins or arteries that can lodge in dangerous places in your circulatory system. Venous embolisms can cause catastrophic breathing problems. Air, fat and a few other things can also be a type of embolism that blocks blood flow. ...Read more

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What is an embolism? What causes it?

What is an embolism? What causes it?

Clot that travels: An embolism occurs when a clot (thrombus) that has formed in an artery or a vein that breaks off and travels (an embolus) to a distant vessel where it lodges and causes blockage of the vessel. If it starts in a vein and goes to the lungs, it is a pulmonary embolism. If an embolus travels to the brain, it can cause a stroke. Anywhere there is a blood vessel, an embolism can occur. ...Read more

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Are an embolus and embolism the same?

Sorta: Embolus is the actual clot that has migrated. Embolism is the process/condition that has resulted in an embolus somewhere in the body. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what an embolism is?

Could you tell me what an embolism is?

Blockage of blood: Embolism is something that blocks proper flow of blood in the body. An embolism is usually a blood clot that can forms in your veins or arteries that can lodge in dangerous places in your circulatory system. Venous embolisms can cause catastrophic breathing problems. Air, fat and a few other things can also be a type of embolism that blocks blood flow. ...Read more

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