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Will An Oxygen Tank Help With Pulmonary Embolism
Depends...: In severe pulmonary embolism, the oxygen level in the body may decrease to levels that require supplemental oxygen. Most of these patients would be hospitalized for their treatment and once the clot resolves, oxygen level should return to baseline levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hyperbaric vs oxygen: No, it is not. Oxygen with a mask or nasal cannula supplied by a tank is not delivered under pressure. Hyperbaric chambers deliver oxygen under pressure so that the level of oxygen in the body tissues exceeds those values that oxygen is delivered via sea level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. : Filters will stop most fatal pulmonary emboli, but clots small enough to slip through the struts of the filter can still embolize to the pulmonary arteries. Additionally sometimes clot that has been stopped by the filter may "propagate, " or grow, above it and serve as an additional source for potential pulmonary emboli. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please tell me a list of causes for air hunger/sob when your oxygen saturation is 100%. Can you still have pulmonary emboli with 100% oxygen saturatio?
SOB: Saturation when oxygen is above 60 torr can range from 90-100%. Pe can be large or small. Air hunger can be when there is real causes as in pneumonia, asthma, pe or even when a lung is constricted and can't inflate fully and lacks the feeling of satisfaction, anxiety, nervousness, CHF or even simple cold with congestion can do it. It is best to talk to your doctor, he/she knows you better than us. ...Read more
Extremely rare: Air embolism refers to air or gas entering the blood stream. In an adult it can be from an intravenous line. In the case of a fetus the potential would be from the mothers bloodstream or vaginal canal. If you have concerns then discuss these with your obstetrician. They are here to help you and rare case reports exist. ...Read more
If disabled: While pulmonary embolism can be life threatening in acute setting, properly treated often does not result in significant disability. If you have a valid medical disability, your family physician can help in obtaining appropriate services and benefits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.
I need to use oxygen for a lung condition. Is it safe to take an oxygen tank to a fireworks display?
Probably: If you are watching the fireworks there should be no problem. If you are lighting them, that would not be a good idea. ...Read more
For what reason should patients with COPD be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?
No: This has no association with pe.Get a more detailed answer ›
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