Is a pulmonary embolism a type of chronic illness/condition?

Usually acute. There can be some chronic recurring findings and recurrent dvt, but most acute pe gets treated to prevent chronicity. There are some long term impacts on the damaged lungs, and on the affected leg(s).
Pulmonary embolism. We usually consider pulmonary embolism (from blood clots) as a single event in which it is part of the workup to discover the cause and treat it; for example, deep vein thrombosis can cause pulmonary emboli and we would obviously treat the underlying issue. There are causes for pulmonary emboli that are difficult to determine and or difficult to treat; in these cases, pulmonary emboli can be chron.

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Will a CT angiogram of the coronary arteries reveal a pulmonary embolism or other lung disease and is it harmful to have 2 CT scans in the same month?

It might. A CT angiogram or the coronaries might show a pulmonary embolism, provided that the radiologists obtained full field of view reconstructions (some do not) and the pulmonary embolism is not higher or lower than the field of view. most often, the answer would be yes, a significant PE would be identified on this type of scan. having two ct's in the same month is not optimal, but likely of no harm. . Read more...

Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

I suppose it is. possible, but have your doctor look for other causes such as structural heart or lung disease. Clubbing can be a sign of longstanding hypoxia, but it is really non-specific. The only way to tell for sure whether or not you have pulmonary emboli is with CT angiogram or pulmonary angiogram. Both are invasive tests, so your doctor will order them only if there is a high clinical suspicion. Read more...

What to do if I have antiphosphollipid deficiency syndrome that caused a pulmonary embolism and 4 dvt's and ever since I have had chronic cramps everywhere?

Hematologist. Go see a Hematologist. The cause of your cramping could be part of the disease or a side effect of medications. Given your history, you should be under the care of a specialist. Read more...