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Doctor insights on: Pulmonary Thromboembolism During Pregnancy

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Does air embolism occur during pregnancy?

Does air embolism occur during pregnancy?

Unlikely but possibl: Embolism during delevery is rare dangerous event, it is possible unfortunately if it happens it is more due to aminiotic fluid embolism. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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?

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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Are leaky heart valves during pregnancy linked with preeclampsia?

Are leaky heart valves during pregnancy linked with preeclampsia?

Probably yes: Preecclampsia has a long list of complications and affects multiple organ systems including heart. The symptoms generally abate after 2-3 months and require reassessment from OB for a referral to specialist as indicated. ...Read more

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Can blood clot during menstruation prevent pregnancy?

Can blood clot during menstruation prevent pregnancy?

No: Passing clots during menstruation does not mean that a woman can not become pregnant. ...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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Does a PE (pulmonary embolism) always result in immediate death?

Does a PE (pulmonary embolism) always result in immediate death?

Pulmonary embolism: there is a wide spectrum of presentation of pulmonary embolism, it doesn't always result in immediate death. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots during pregnancy?

What causes blood clots during pregnancy?

Multiple: The most important factor is the hormonal changes that occur. Also, not moving around and the pressure from the baby on venous system can increase "stasis" which means the blood not moving around as much.The best thing to do is to stay active and be aware of other risk factors, like smoking, obesity and other blood clotting problems. Check with your doctor for specific information for yourself. ...Read more

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Can homeopathic hCG drops cause DVT and pulmonary embolism?

Can homeopathic hCG drops cause DVT and pulmonary embolism?

No: No, it can't. The homeopathic diet aid you're referring to isn't the full strength hormone, it's much less than 1/1, 000 of the normal dose. The only way there would be a concern about DVT or pe would be a rather rare occurrence of clotting and that typically only happens when you get larger doses that react adversely with your hormones as reported at http://www.Drugs.Com/hcg.Html. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy increase the risk of pulmonary emboli?

How does pregnancy increase the risk of pulmonary emboli?

Increased clotting: Hyper-estrogenic states such as pregnancy enhance the clotting cascade through a complex disarray of proteins creating hyper coagulability . The risks of dvt---> pe are increased 4-5 x when compared to the un-pregnant state. Moreover, venus capacitance is increased, while venous outflow is decreased. ...Read more

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In 65 y/o female with asthma and previous cardiac arrest W/ROSC during Pulm. Embolectomy W/ CPB. Which is safest method for pericardial window?

In  65 y/o female with asthma and previous cardiac arrest W/ROSC during Pulm. Embolectomy W/ CPB. Which is safest  method for pericardial window?

Complicated question: You ask a VERY complicated question about a complex medical history. The 1st thing to ascertain: "why do you need a pericardial window?" Normally, they are for recurrent cardiac effusions; despite the dramatic surgery & event, effusions aren't typical after cardiac arrest. 2nd, need to know why pulm embolism developed. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to find answers/specialists. Not enough space here. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pulmonary embolism after dvt?

What are symptoms of pulmonary embolism after dvt?

Maybe Many or none: If the clot is big, sudden shortness of beath, chest pain, rapid breathing/heart rate, dizziness/weakness, fatigue, heart failure, blue/cyanotic lips/fingers/toes etc... Some people suffer from chronic embolism--small/tiny clots which may not cause much symptoms at all, but over time can cause more damage. So, if you have trouble wtih DVT etc..Take your meds and follow doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...Read more

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Can early kidney disease increase your chances of having a DVT or pulmonary embolism?

Can early kidney disease increase your chances of having a DVT or pulmonary embolism?

Slightly increased : No conclusive data yet, but may slightly elevate the risk. We know from the LITE study that mildly decreased kidney function was associated with a 1.3-fold increased risk of VTE, but this wasn't independent of cardiovascular risk factor levels. Also microalbuminuria is independently associated with increased VTE risk in large cohorts with near two-fold increased risk. ...Read more

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What increases risk of pulmonary embolism?

What increases risk of pulmonary embolism?

See below: Many things including having had a previous deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, having a genetic predisposition or family history, smoking, birth control medication, autoimmune diseases such as lupus and prolonged immobilization including travel or bed rest, to name a few. ...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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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more