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What Is The Result Of Pulse Oximetry Low In Pulmonary Embolus
Ddimer slightly raised .57. Pulse ox 99. Negative ultrasound of both legs veins. Chances of clots or pulmonary embolism? No shortness of breath.
High D-dimer: Usually not however to make sure you should have a VQ scan. ...Read more
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
VQ scan...: There are 2 parts to a VQ scan: ventilation and perfusion. If there is a clot present, the scan will show that areas of the lung are being ventilated but not perfused. In other words, the clot is preventing blood flow in an area that is being ventilated. This is the classic finding for a pe in a VQ scan but not all scans are that clear-cut so additional testing is sometimes needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unprovoked pulmonary embolism. Small low burden. Been on thinners for 4 months absolutely NO risk factors. Should I come off?
It depends: A pulmonary embolus triggered by surgery or a mild risk factor such as estrogen therapy, long-distance travel, non-surgical hospital stay may be treated for 3 months, rather than 6 or 12 months. A pulmonary embolus that was unprovoked is treated for 6 to 12 months or long-term. You should consult with your doctor for a specific recommendation. Good luck. David Fox, MD, FACS www.foxvein.com ...Read more
Depends: If you have had a large pe, it is normal to be short of breath for a few weeks or months as you recover, no matter what your inr is. If you have been ok with a therapeutic inr but now you are short of breath with a low inr, have yourself checked, or get some Lovenox or Arixtra shots while you are adjusting your Coumadin to a desired inr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How would I know if I had a pulmonary embolism? Would it occur suddenly or gradually? And if I have low blood pressure does that mean im in the clear?
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
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