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Why Could A Broken Femur Cause A Pulmonary Embolism
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
Hi. Please can you tell me if a Pulmonary Embolism and a Heart Attack can happen at the same time or can a Heart Attack cause a Pulmonary Embolism.. ?
No: there is no clinical evidence that I know of. ...Read more
Could a very large saddle pulmonary embolism cause permanent lung damages a i'm still quite breathless after nearly 3 months of bein diagnosed?
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
Unlikely: This would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
V/Q mismatch: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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