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Should You Perform Cpr On A Person Who Has Pulmonary Embolisms
If heart stops...: If the person's heart stops, regardless of the possible cause, CPR should be started, if you know how to do it. If you are not trained in cpr, call 911 immediately and they can tell you how to perform cpr. If you are interested in learning how to do cpr, there are classes available, including by the american red cross. But even if there is a pe, if the heart stops, CPR is needed. ...Read more
Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more
CPR when appropriate: You should always apply CPR to someone who has stopped breathing and/or their heart has stopped pumping, regardless of the cause. Let a physician decide when it's time to stop CPR and whether or not CPR is appropriate. ...Read more
Adenoma (liver) april 3, 2012 a CT scan was performed to rule out another pulmonary embolism. A large mass was detected on my liver and the radiology reports that it's a heptocellular adenoma. It was noted that on a previous CT scan in november of last
It's benign: Adenomas are benign tumors in the liver. They can grow but are usually not removed unless they are extremely large. ...Read more
Can a person have a pulmonary embolism for a few months and only experience chest pain, is it possible?
Small one: A small pulmonary embolism may only present with fleeting c/p and resolve with the body fibrinolytic sustem. ...Read more
Unlikely: This would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?
A person with high blood pressure is more likely to get: a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, uneventful fainting or something else?
Could you have pulmonary embolisms so small that you would never notice? My dr said if it weren't for newer equipment they never would of seen them.
Yes: There are people with chronic small pe's that they only become symptomatic when more areas have been involved as they accumulate. Small clots don't cause much symptoms. If you look at people who go to surgery in the past when did not have the prophylaxis we have now, perhaps, up to 20% had small pe without symptoms and they did well. ...Read more
I've been hospitalized 4times for pulmonary embolisms and I now have two new clots and 2 old ones still there what can cause the repetition of pe's?
Clots in veins.: Repeated clots in veins of the arms, legs, pelvis may travel to the lungs, resulting in repeated episodes of pe.? Is why are you forming clots, and do you have underlying thrombophilia. Check out www. Phlebology. Org and find phlebologist in your area who can evaluate your situation and advise you accordingly. ...Read more
Yes: Newer guidelines from accp recommend long term blood thinning. Also the primary cause may be determined and this will increase your risk for them to return. Some patients require filter to be placed in the lower veins to prevent clot from reaching the lungs. Again risk factors must be determined. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unless there is a right to left shunt, such as avm of the lung or a connection through the right atrium to the left atrium. ...Read more
My 25 year old daughter has multiple pulmonary embolisms. They want her INR to be between 2-3. What will it take for that to happen?
No: Ct angiography is the best test for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. A ventilation-perfusion scan is also useful, especially in a patient that can't tolerate the iodinated contrast used in a cta. Cxr can help in diagnosis of other causes of chest pain and sob but will not show an acute pe. ...Read more
Absolutely.: Even if you're currently on warfarin and being treated for a pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis, flying on a commercial plane should not be an issue. Unless you're talking about being a "stunt pilot" or a "test pilot, " then i'd suggest you probably wait until you're off warfarin or consider other pulmonary embolism prophylaxis, such as a caval filter. ...Read more
Really aren't: Pulmonary embolism represents a loose blood clot from an area of pre-existing thrombosis, such as leg, heart, or pelvic areas. Chronic disease can lead to debility, and prolonged immobility, which can promote blood stasis and local clotting, but if the ms patient is treated with potent medication, exercises, and stays active, the risk of embolism is very low. ...Read more
I've had three pulmonary embolisms in the past and just got diagnosed with pneumonia. My pulse ox is reading between 88-93. That normal?
Normal oxygen Saturation Should be above 90%
It is normal with Pneumonia pending on severity to have lower oxygen saturation
If You have had 3 Pulmonary Embolism You should be in long life anticoagulation and may need a V/Q Scan and ECHO To make sure you don't have chronic Pulmonary Hypertension and Chronic thromboembolic Disease. You may need To wait for Pneumonia resolution. ...Read more
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