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What do I do if my baby experiences pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: How old?

If you are taking about a child with pulmonary embolism , this is very serious and of course treatment is anticoagulant like Heparin then Coumadin (warfarin) .
. Also need investigations for risk factors . Pe in children is very rare less than 5 in 100000.

In brief: How old?

If you are taking about a child with pulmonary embolism , this is very serious and of course treatment is anticoagulant like Heparin then Coumadin (warfarin) .
. Also need investigations for risk factors . Pe in children is very rare less than 5 in 100000.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Call 911

Pulmonary embolism is not common in children and young adults but it can be a killer. So it is important to get help immediately.
Children with pulmonary embolism may only have difficulty breathing or breath very fast. Most children who develop a pulmonary embolism have a blood disorder which causes the blood to clot too easily.

In brief: Call 911

Pulmonary embolism is not common in children and young adults but it can be a killer. So it is important to get help immediately.
Children with pulmonary embolism may only have difficulty breathing or breath very fast. Most children who develop a pulmonary embolism have a blood disorder which causes the blood to clot too easily.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blood thinners

Imperative to continue blood thinners and to do extensive hematologic and genetic testing to find the cause of thrombus formation in young age.

In brief: Blood thinners

Imperative to continue blood thinners and to do extensive hematologic and genetic testing to find the cause of thrombus formation in young age.
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
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Dr. Eulogio Galvez
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Emergency admission

Pulmonary embolism is a very serious disease and patient needed emergency hospitalization and usually pulmonologist will take care of them with intravenous Heparin or other anticoagulation treatment if the diagnosis is certain.
I had been in practice for many years, but have not encountered babies with pulmonary embolism. I refer your question to healthtaps pulmonologist.My practice is in surgery.

In brief: Emergency admission

Pulmonary embolism is a very serious disease and patient needed emergency hospitalization and usually pulmonologist will take care of them with intravenous Heparin or other anticoagulation treatment if the diagnosis is certain.
I had been in practice for many years, but have not encountered babies with pulmonary embolism. I refer your question to healthtaps pulmonologist.My practice is in surgery.
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: See A Doctor

A pulmonary embolism is serious.
It cannot be diagnosed without special tests, so you would likely not be at home and know with certainty that your child had a pe. If you are concerned, please seek attention immediately (i.e. Go straight to er).

In brief: See A Doctor

A pulmonary embolism is serious.
It cannot be diagnosed without special tests, so you would likely not be at home and know with certainty that your child had a pe. If you are concerned, please seek attention immediately (i.e. Go straight to er).
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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