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How does having pulmonary embolism affect a pregnancy?

How does having pulmonary embolism affect a pregnancy?

No Coumadin (warfarin) allowed: No pills such as Coumadin (warfarin) can be used for treatment also pulm emboli inc risk bleeding with treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How high is risk of pulmonary embolism in late pregnancy?

Not very: If you don't smoke, are mobile, have no family history of clotting disorders, it's rare to see a pe. It can happen, but not so common as a truck driver or someone with cancer. ...Read more

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I got a pulmonary embolism after my pregnancy, and im on warfarin right now. Is it ok and safe to go on rollercoasters?

I got a pulmonary embolism after my pregnancy, and im on warfarin right now. Is it ok and safe to go on rollercoasters?

Basically - Yes: Patients with a recent DVT (or pe) who are on anticoagulant treatment are at low risk of further clots. If taking coumadin, (warfarin) INR must be at goal (2-3). Coumadin (warfarin) increases risk of bleeding so contact sports are often discouraged. Roller coasters are probably not in the same category as full contact football but you certainly can get knocked around a bit. The risk would be bruising though - not pe. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy associated with an increased risk in pulmonary embolism?

Deep vein thrombus: Weight gain edema stasis in veins obstruction of vena cava and iliac veins by weight and pressure of pregnant uterus coagulopathies of pregnancy less mobility of some folks-sedentary clots form, extend and embolize to the big filter- the lungs. ...Read more

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How is pregnancy associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism?

Blood clots: The main reason for the increased risk during pregnancy is the change in blood clotting. Pregnancy hormones are believed to change how the blood the clots. Reduced venous blood flow from the legs may also predispose to a blood clot that may break off and travel to the lungs i.e. Pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Increased risk in pulmonary embolism is usually due to surgery or pregnancy?

Both...: Both can increase the risk of pe. Staying mobile is a way to hopefully prevent pe as much as possible. ...Read more

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What anticoagulants can be used safely in pregnancy for a pulmonary embolism in UK? Are there any tablets or are they all injections?

What anticoagulants can be used safely in pregnancy for a pulmonary embolism in UK? Are there any tablets or are they all injections?

Pregnancy Anticoag: Heparin by injection is the recommended management. Warfarin is contraindicated during pregnancy. Other options are outlined on this website: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/use-of-anticoagulants-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum ...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?

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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Dr. Warren Foster
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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


Dr. Neil Halin
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Blood Clot In Lung (Definition)

Pulmonary embolus is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more