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Is Pulmonary Embolism In An Infant Fatal
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
Several things: A massive pulmonary embolus will essentially block most of the blood flow from the right ventricle to the lungs, preventing blood from getting oxygenated while putting a huge strain on the right ventricle. Since blood is then blocked from getting to the left side of the heart, systemic blood pressure severely drops along with oxygen delivery and things rapidly go down the tubes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain,short of breath: Pulmonary embolism (or pe)symptoms can be vague, subtle, or extreme depending on the location and size of the clot. Pain and shortness of breath can occur with other lung problems (pneumonia, bronchitis, lung collapse, etc.) pe can be life threatening but is much less common than the other illnesses mentioned. Pe is diagnosed with ct scan, and may also be diagnosed with ventilation/perfusion scan. ...Read more
Warfarin is dangerous to take with other drugs, do I really need to take it for my pulmonary embolism?
Yes...: Warfarin is necessary in the treatment of pulmonary embolism or pe. The initial clot will allow more clot to form until the initial clot is destroyed by your body's own system. So, to prevent further clot from forming, a blood thinner is needed. There are other injectable blood thinners so see your doctor to discuss alternatives to warfarin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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