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

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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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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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What causes pulmonary embolism?

What causes pulmonary embolism?

Blood clot: A pulmonary embolism is the result of a blood clot travelling to your lungs. The blood clot (referred to usually as a DVT) is usually found in the veins in one or both of your legs. This breaks loose and travels up through the IVC to the heart and then to your lungs. ...Read more

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How to die from a pulmonary embolism?

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

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What are the signs of pulmonary embolism?

What are the signs of pulmonary embolism?

Variable: Pulmonary embolism may be silent and cause no signs or symptoms to causing sudden death. In between, it may cause chest pain, shortness of breath, bloody sputum etc. Consult this site for more info.

http://www. Webmd. Com/lung/tc/pulmonary-embolism-topic-overview ...Read more

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What are the causes of pulmonary embolism?

What are the causes of pulmonary embolism?

PE: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/basics/definition/con-20022849

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Could pulmonary embolisms return?

Could pulmonary embolisms return?

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

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What is the best way to deal with pulmonary embolisms?

What is the best way to deal with pulmonary embolisms?

Blood thinners: Usually, three or more months of blood thinners, such as warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin, are the treatment of choice. The exact medicine and duration of treatment depend on the clinical scenario. ...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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What are symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

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

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How to know if I have a pulmonary embolism?

How to know if I have a pulmonary embolism?

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

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What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

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

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What are the symptoms of pulmonary embolism pe?

Short of breath: Sudden onset shortness of breath. Sometimes sharp chest pain that changes with breathing. Rapid heart rate and occasionally if big pe dizziness and fainting. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to detect pulmonary embolism?

PE: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20022849.

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How would know you were having a pulmonary embolism?

How would know you were having a pulmonary embolism?

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

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What should I expect after a pulmonary embolism (pe)?

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

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What are the symptoms of having a pulmonary embolism?

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

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What are the chances of a good outcome of pulmonary embolism?

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

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Would I be in a lot of pain if I had a pulmonary embolism?

Would I be in a lot of pain if I had a pulmonary embolism?

Not Usually: Pain is not the hallmark of pulmonary embolism. There can be some chest pain and discomfort but it is not usually severe. ...Read more

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Wondering why the pco2 is decreased in pulmonary embolism?

Wondering why the pco2 is decreased in pulmonary embolism?

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

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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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I have a pulmonary embolism and wonder if DVT was missed?

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

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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.

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

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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

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How bad is a pulmonary embolism pe?

Bad enough: Pulmonary emboli are deadly and cause many episodes of sudden death. They can be mild and even asymptomatic in some cases, but should always be treated seriously. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary embolism 'go away'?

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

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How harmful is a pulmonary embolism?

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

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more