What could a blood pressure of 97/40 indicate in someone with acute pulmonary embolism mean?

Bad news. The blood clots can be very large. Immediate attention is indicated.
Nothing. An isolated blood pressure is not very helpful. One must compare with a baseline or observe over time the 40 is on the low side and may suggest vasodilation but more needed.

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How would I know if I had a pulmonary embolism? Would it occur suddenly or gradually? And if I have low blood pressure does that mean im in the clear?

Pulmonary embolism. Occurs suddenly, associated with shortness of breath, pain with deep breath, sometimes coughing up blood. Often caused by a clot in the leg traveling to the lung. This condition requires immediate treatment, preferably in the hospital.
Usually sudden. Typically, symptoms of sudden chest pain and shortness of breath, with or without coughing, coughing blood, light headedness, swelling in the legs, fever or even syncope. Quite often however, symptoms can be there for a few days before you notice something is wrong. A low blood pressure is usually a bad sign if it is caused by pulmonary embolism.
Spiral CT. The best way to know if you have a pulmonary embolism or not is to have a spiral ct scan of the lungs with infusion.
No... Some patients with pulmonary embolism are completely without any symptoms so you could have one and not know it. If the clot is big enough, most patients will have sudden onset of shortness of breath, chest pain that worsens with breathing, etc. Having low blood pressure does not protect you from having a pulmonary embolus.

A person with high blood pressure is more likely to get: a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, uneventful fainting or something else?

Stroke, heart attack. Of the conditions listed, hypertension is a risk factor for stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure would not be typically considered a risk factor for pulmonary embolism or fainting. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for kidney damage.

I was diagnosed with dvt and pulmonary embolism about a month ago does that mean I have a blood disorder?

Dvt. Not necessarily If there is a reason why this developed e.g trauma, airplane travel, on bed rest, oral contraceptives use then no. However, if not should be evaluated by a hematologist to determine if there is a hypercoagulable state. This is more common in people with a family history.

Mom massive pulmonary embolism & blood clot in leg bloodwork Nml dr ask if weightloss she has lost 10 lbs in 2 wks no dieting what could mean?

Uncertain. Hi. The relationship may be coincidental or related. DVTs and PEs may be part of some paraneoplastic syndrome, and some cancers are associated with weight loss. Of course, the weight loss and hypercoagulability may also be completely unrelated and purely coincidental.
Clots and cancer. A frequent cause of unprovoked blood clots in "elderly" is newly diagnosed cancer. There is a 2 -way interaction between blood clots and cancer, meaning that up to 20% of cancer patient develop blood clots and about 10% of patients (especially middle-aged and above) who have unprovoked blood clots will be diagnosed with cancer within one year. Your doctor was looking for symptoms of cancer in mom.

I had a pulmonary embolism 4 months ago, they stop the blood thinner, it this mean I can have the risk to have a heart attack???

More info needed. Stopping blood thinners 4months after pulmonary embolism (PE)does not necessarily increase risk for heart attack. My concern would be the risk for another PE. Without knowing the details of your condition and treatment, we can not fully understand the risks in your situation. Best to talk to your doctor about the decision to discontinue blood thinners.

I have high lung pressure after pulmonary embolism, could I have pulmonary hypertension now?

Yes. High lung artery pressure is pulmonary artery hypertension. As you clear the clot/embolus the acute pulmonary pressure rise may subside. However, some folks maintain chronic scarring and elevated pulmonary artery pressure. High tracheal or airway pressures with ventilation is different. Perhaps one of the pulmonologists will add on since most of these are non surgical entities.
PE and PH. While it is an uncommon condition, what you describe is certainly possible. Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs which can be caused by pulmonary embolism (pe) or blood clots that do not adequately resolve.

For what length of time are you supposed to be on blood thinners after a pulmonary embolism?

PE. Generally we give antithrombotics for at least 6 weeks post pulmonary embolus but we tailor this to the patient and their circumstances so it could be lots longer but unlikely to be shorter.