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Can propranolol cause pulmonary embolism?

Unlikely

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hypercoagulation is not a recognized side effect of propranolol. However since propranolol has effects on the beta receptors in the lungs, it may make the effects of a pulmonary embolism more noticable
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Dr. Jerry Light answered:

Can a low heart cause pulmonary embolism?

No

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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.
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Dr. Brian Mott answered:

Does pulmonary embolism cause jaw pain or headaches?

Usually not

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Sudden onset of chest pain and shortness of breath are commonly seen.
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What will cause a pulmonary embolism besides surgery?

Immobility

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Prolonged immobility i.e. air travel or other can cause thrombosis and then embolization to the lungs.
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Dr. David Fertel answered:

What makes pulmonary embolism cause increased heart rate?

Lake of oxygen

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heart is trying to compinsate.
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Dr. Ted King answered:

Can homeopathic hcg drops cause dvt and pulmonary embolism?

No

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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
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Dr. Asaf Presente answered:

Why will a pulmonary embolism cause low o2 but not high co2?

V/Q mismatch

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a large PE will cause elevated C02 and require more respiratory effort because the physiologic "dead space" will increase and the body may not be able to compensate with increased breathing. For the same reason the affected area of lung cannot participate in gas exchange which may lead to inadequate oxygenation - or low O2.
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Why does pulmonary embolism cause your increased heart rate?

Stress

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Pul. Embolism is a kind of obstructing shock. So it decrease blood to of side of heart and that decrease blood pressure sometime. Body defense to this is to increase heart rate. It also increase stress on rt side of heart.
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I was wondering what are the cause and effect of pulmonary embolism?

Vein thrombosis

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It is usually deep vein thrombosis. The thrombus can e in deep leg or pelvic veins. Associated with prolonged rest or inactivity like recent surgery or long flights without any leg movements
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When after the initial symptoms would a pulmonary embolism cause serious problems?

Varies

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Initial symptom can be sudden death, then a continuum of possibilities . Could have PE and no symptoms,, to chest pain, shortness of breath, hemoptysis- lung bleeding, arrhythmias, syncope, collapse etc.
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