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If a person has suspected pulmonary embolism should you perform cpr?

If a person has suspected pulmonary embolism should you perform cpr?

If heart stops...: If the person's heart stops, regardless of the possible cause, CPR should be started, if you know how to do it. If you are not trained in cpr, call 911 immediately and they can tell you how to perform cpr. If you are interested in learning how to do cpr, there are classes available, including by the american red cross. But even if there is a pe, if the heart stops, CPR is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Definition)

Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more


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If someone experiences pulmonary embolism should I give them cpr?

If someone experiences pulmonary embolism should I give them cpr?

CPR when appropriate: You should always apply CPR to someone who has stopped breathing and/or their heart has stopped pumping, regardless of the cause. Let a physician decide when it's time to stop CPR and whether or not CPR is appropriate. ...Read more

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Previous pulmonary embolism suspected to be from tamoxifen, is there a good substitute that doesn't carry clotting risk? Been told Clomid (clomiphene) is a no go

Previous pulmonary embolism suspected to be from tamoxifen, is there a good substitute that doesn't carry clotting risk? Been told Clomid (clomiphene) is a no go

Why on Tamoxifen?: Breast cancer or prevention? One could consider zoladex, (goserelin) however, it would put you into a temporary post menopausal state. You need to stop the tamoxifen. There is another drug called toremifene but it also has a clotting risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?

Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?

Supplements: To advise about a supplement, you must know the exact content of the particular supplement. "hair growth supplements" doesn't say a whole lot. Some people think rubbing manure on your head will help hair grow. ...Read more

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Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Second-hand smoke is dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether they're recovering from an acute illness or not. However, if you are recovering from an embolism, it would be best to avoid anything like second-hand smoke that might cause difficulty breathing or coughing. ...Read more

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A person with high blood pressure is more likely to get: a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, uneventful fainting or something else?

A person with high blood pressure is more likely to get: a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, uneventful fainting or something else?

Stroke, heart attack: Of the conditions listed, hypertension is a risk factor for stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure would not be typically considered a risk factor for pulmonary embolism or fainting. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for kidney damage. ...Read more

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How lethal is a pulmonary embolism?

How lethal is a pulmonary embolism?

Depends: Depends on the amount of clot that travels to the lungs, underlying heart and lung conditions, and concurrent illnesses. Massive pulmonary emboli associated with low blood pressure, right heart failure, severe hypoxia and pulmonary hypertension are more likely to cause death. Also if pulmonary emboli occurs as a complication of another illness are more deadly. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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. 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