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66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?
Possible side effect: If the dizziness is new to you, stays or worsens or has new additions tell your prescribing Dr ASAP. No cause to think of embolism here. Consider Tx for the anxiety if it is freq or chronic. Here's signs of the concern you have: http://www.medicinenet.com/pulmonary_embolism/page3.htm#what_are_the_signs_and_symptoms_of_pulmonary_embolism Don't fret - it will make it worse. Ask your Dr for answers. ...Read more
Check on chest pain: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked now please ...Read more
Why don't people in comas develop deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and then die of a pulmonary embolism?
No movement: Yes, people in Comas do develop deep venous thrombosis. In order for a pulmonary embolism to developed. The patient needs to get up and move which causes the DVT to transfer from the legs of the lungs. If the patient doesn't get up, the DVT won't move, the PE will not develop ...Read more
Chest X-ray r lung base collapse minimal 3/10/13
l sided chest pressure .. Cause ?
No breath shortness
no pulmonary care
66 you old fem, pulmonary embolism (1 very large, several small clots), deep vein thrombosis, just started Xarelto. What is life expectancy?
Lg pe rt lung on Coumadin (warfarin) 4 21/2 weeks no shrinkage can't handle the sob feeling the severe lung & heart pain during breathing & any activity even sleep?
Had 2nd DVT PE from surgery & T therapy Have lupus anticoagulant On lifetime Xarelto Once clots resolve, can I safely resume scuba diving?
Could a very large saddle pulmonary embolism cause permanent lung damages a i'm still quite breathless after nearly 3 months of bein diagnosed?
I'm on Coumadin (warfarin) 7.5 daily. Recently have lung pain. Had pes in the past. Small ones. Is a d dimer accurate on coumadin (warfarin)?
Dd and warfarin: Conventional intensity warfarin will typically decrease the sensitivity of Dd testing, so if Dd s are used to predict recurrence of venous thrombosis, it is best to do so off warfarin. Oftentimes the "size" of lung clots are related to their severity, but not always i.e. in patients with cardiopulmonary disease, even "small" clots can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had unprovoked saddle PE 2 yrs ago &on warfarin 4 life INR target range 2.5-3.5 my last INR was 5.2 I hav area of pain in left thigh cud this be dvt?
Very low possibility: It is a very good test to rule out PE but there is always a chance to miss PE with test; but low likelihood to have PE if test is neg. One study showed that the sensitivity of the D-dimer ELISA for acute PE was 96.4% negative predictive value was 99.6% --this all means is a very good test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am taking 5mg daily Coumadin (warfarin) after massive PE 7 months ago possibly due to long term HRT. What are chances of repeat embolism?
Not enuf info: If you have no other risk factors other than HRT and you've stopped the HRT, and if this is your only spell of thromboembolism, then your risk is low. ...Read more