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If a person has suspected pulmonary embolism should you perform cpr?

If a person has suspected pulmonary embolism should you perform cpr?

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

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Definition)

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


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If someone experiences pulmonary embolism should I give them cpr?

If someone experiences pulmonary embolism should I give them cpr?

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

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Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?

Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?

Supplements: To advise about a supplement, you must know the exact content of the particular supplement. "hair growth supplements" doesn't say a whole lot. Some people think rubbing manure on your head will help hair grow. ...Read more

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Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Second-hand smoke is dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether they're recovering from an acute illness or not. However, if you are recovering from an embolism, it would be best to avoid anything like second-hand smoke that might cause difficulty breathing or coughing. ...Read more

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A person with high blood pressure is more likely to get: a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, uneventful fainting or something else?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Could pulmonary embolisms return?

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

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What is the best way to deal with pulmonary embolisms?

What is the best way to deal with pulmonary embolisms?

Blood thinners: Usually, three or more months of blood thinners, such as warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin, are the treatment of choice. The exact medicine and duration of treatment depend on the clinical scenario. ...Read more

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What if fat embolism enters lungs and blood stars entering lungs.

What if fat embolism enters lungs and blood stars entering lungs.

You got an emergency: When fat enters the lungs you will have pain, shortness of breath similar to pulmonary embolism from a blood clot. Go to the emergency room if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Could an air embolism travel from ur lungs to another part of your body and cause more damage?

Could an air embolism travel from ur lungs to another part of your body and cause more damage?

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

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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?

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?

Medication: Normally, doctors will place patients on medications such as Coumadin (warfarin) in these situations. Her doctor will draw routine blood work to ensure her inr is in the proper range. ...Read more

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Do pulmonary embolisms show up on chest x-rays?

Do pulmonary embolisms show up on chest x-rays?

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

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How can you safely fly after a course of warfarin for pulmonary embolisms?

How can you safely fly after a course of warfarin for pulmonary embolisms?

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

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In what ways are multiple sclerosis and bilateral pulmonary embolisms related?

In what ways are multiple sclerosis and bilateral pulmonary embolisms related?

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

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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?

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?

Lower Side: 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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What causes pulmonary embolism?

Blood clot: A pulmonary embolism is the result of a blood clot travelling to your lungs. The blood clot (referred to usually as a DVT) is usually found in the veins in one or both of your legs. This breaks loose and travels up through the IVC to the heart and then to your lungs. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

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