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If Someone Has Pulminary Embolism Would They Qualify For Disability Benefits
Why did they develop clots?
What degree of lung involved?
What limitations on lung function and breathing capacity?
Pulmonologists can guide you. ...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
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
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
Several mechanisms: The loss of effectively gas-exchanging lung. The strain on the right ventricle. Breakdown products of the thrombus causing wheezing. The vagal reflex from the stretched pulmonary artery. Atelectasis of the underperfused lung and the opportunity for infection. VQ mismatch of course. Complete or near-complete occlusion by one or more large emboli. ...Read more
Yes: Newer guidelines from accp recommend long term blood thinning. Also the primary cause may be determined and this will increase your risk for them to return. Some patients require filter to be placed in the lower veins to prevent clot from reaching the lungs. Again risk factors must be determined. ...Read more
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
Symptom...: Pulmonary embolism can occur without any symptoms. Some symptoms include sudden onset of shortness of breath, coughing up blood, chest pain, racing heart, etc. The person may have a low oxygen level. If this diagnosis is suspected, go to the er immediately since this can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Pulmonary embolism: P.E. Is a thrombus (clot) that travelled to the blood vessel supplying the lung. Small clots do not obstruct as much and symptoms can be cough or shortness of breath. Ct or MRI scans are now used more than ventilation/perfusion scans. Large clots can completely occlude the pulmonary artery and are lethal. Death can be sudden and unexplained or misdiagnosed. Recent surgery or bedrest add risk. ...Read more
Symptoms...: Pulmonary embolus or pe can happen in patients without any symptoms. If there are any symptoms, the most common symptoms are shortness of breath with increased heart rate. The patient tends to have a low oxygen level. There may be leg swelling if the clot originated in the leg, the most common scenario. ...Read more
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20022849.
May not...: Pulmonary embolism can happen without any symptoms so you may not know you are having a pe. If symptoms are present, the most common symptoms are acute shortness of breath with an increased heart rate. If any of these symptoms occur, get to an er for evaluation as pe can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Will anticoagulant: People who survive a pulmonary embolism must be treated to lower their risk for a second event. This is usually done by taking blood thinners for a minimum of 3 months. The length of therapy depending on the details surrounding the clot. While on these medicines blood tests are needed to closely monitor therapy. In most patients they fully recover however. ...Read more
Pulmonary emboli: Can be large or small, single or multiple. They can also be silent, ; no symptoms. Or they can be fatal and cause very rapid loss of oxygenation and cardiac function. Typical symptoms of smaller emboli would be acute shortness of breath, often associated with chest pain. Swelling in the legs or pain with touching or movement may be related to a common source for the clots from the deep leg veins. ...Read more
A clot in the: Pulmonary artery may be large or small and are often multple. The large clots can cause sudden death, but smaller clots can present as chest pain and low oxygen levels. Multple small clots can lead to long term problems with pulmonary hypertension. Prognosis is related to size, number of clots and previous health of the patient. Rapid treatment with blood thinners may be life saving. ...Read more
Very very: Unlikely. That is what Xarelto is supposed to prevent ...Read more
Patient response: A pulmonary embolism blocks blood flow to the lung, which leads to a decrease in po2. The patient response is to increase the breathing rate, which leads to an initial decrease in pco2. Over time, the block in blood flow can lead to poor co2 removal, which can cause an increase in pco2. ...Read more
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
Maybe: Dvt is the most common source of a pulmonary embolism but the treatment of pe and DVT is typically the same. I prefer to test for DVT in all pe patients and to test for pe in all DVT patients. The pe you find is usually the one you survive. The pe you die from is typically still in your leg so it's worth knowing if it's there. ...Read more
Could you have pulmonary embolisms so small that you would never notice? My dr said if it weren't for newer equipment they never would of seen them.
Yes: There are people with chronic small pe's that they only become symptomatic when more areas have been involved as they accumulate. Small clots don't cause much symptoms. If you look at people who go to surgery in the past when did not have the prophylaxis we have now, perhaps, up to 20% had small pe without symptoms and they did well. ...Read more
I've been hospitalized 4times for pulmonary embolisms and I now have two new clots and 2 old ones still there what can cause the repetition of pe's?
Clots in veins.: Repeated clots in veins of the arms, legs, pelvis may travel to the lungs, resulting in repeated episodes of pe.? Is why are you forming clots, and do you have underlying thrombophilia. Check out www. Phlebology. Org and find phlebologist in your area who can evaluate your situation and advise you accordingly. ...Read more
Yes....: A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the blood vessels in the lung. Symptoms range from no symptoms to death, depending in the size and location of the blood clot. Once the blood clot is no longer increasing in size, the body's own system will "heal" the clot by reabsorbing it. Blood thinners allow this to happen, by making it impossible for the blood clot to continue to increase in size. ...Read more
Depends on size: If the clot goes to many areas of the lungs or to main arteries and block them as the blood comes out of the heart, there can be no flow of blood and can be fatal, in term of areas, the clot also blocks flow and prevents oxygenation of blood. So large clots can obstruct flow and can be fatal. ...Read more