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Pulmonary Embolism And Heart Attack
Vast: Pulmonary embolism is the blockage of the pulmonary artery branches by clot, most commonly from the legs. Causes lung dysfunction and heart failure sometimes death. Heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the result of a blockage of the coronary (heart) artery with resultant death of a portion of the heart muscle. Result is heart dysfunction/failure/arrest and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Hi. Please can you tell me if a Pulmonary Embolism and a Heart Attack can happen at the same time or can a Heart Attack cause a Pulmonary Embolism.?
See below: A pulmonary embolism may precipitate a heart attack. Pulmonary embolism is not an immediate consequence of a heart attack. ...Read more
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
One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?
Scared to be alone or drive alone because I think I will have a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism etc. I have anxiety every day. Help me please?
People with hypertension can suffer a stroke. Generally, are they just as likely to have a heart attack or pulmonary embolism?
I had a pulmonary embolism 4 months ago, they stop the blood thinner, it this mean I can have the risk to have a heart attack???
More info needed: Stopping blood thinners 4months after pulmonary embolism (PE)does not necessarily increase risk for heart attack. My concern would be the risk for another PE. Without knowing the details of your condition and treatment, we can not fully understand the risks in your situation. Best to talk to your doctor about the decision to discontinue blood thinners ...Read more
Is it possible to increase heart muscle after a heart attack followed by triple bypass followed by pulmonary embolism?
Yes: Check with your cardiologist and heart surgeon. Discuss aspirin, betablockade, clopidogrel, statin and ACE inhibitor. Perhaps other drugs. Anticoagulation is mandatory. High complexity disease needs expert docs. ...Read more
Could someone with a lot of tumours have something more serious like heart attack, diabetes, blood clot, pulmonary embolism?
Possibly: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Alzheimer's dementia may overlap with vascular dementia, and the eventual symptoms can be somewhat similar. Many alzheimer's patients will have existing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease -- and in these, heart attacks and strokes will be more common. Brain has blood vessels too! Pulmonary embolism can happen if the person becomes more sedentary, and increasing the risk of blood clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lake of oxygen: Heart is trying to compinsate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: I'll presume the three are causally related. The heart defect is likely on the tricuspid valve or a septal division of the heart leading blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs. A damaged valve causes turbulent flow and is prone to allow bacteria to settle on valve causing infection-endocarditis. When this growth gets loose, a piece may end up in lung-embolism. Yes, this may recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I'm guessing that you mean a heart that lays low in the chest. This would not cause pulmonary embolism; in fact the position of the heart would have no effect on pulmonary embolism, which is caused by clots in veins (usually in the legs or pelvis) breaking loose and traveling to the lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerves and reflexes: Pulmonary embolism causes obstruction to blood flow and oxygenation. This causes fight or flight reactions, fear, etc, and the hormones released cause tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart also causes the release of bnp causing also tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart allows many mechanisms including reentry and may even cause irreg hr. ...Read more
I have pulmonary embolism and everytime I move om my couch my heart beat fast and hard and last for at least 30min or more. Or if I walk a few feet?
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