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What symptoms of a fat embolism are the most important?

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Dr. Samuel Hunter
Neurology
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In brief: Strokes and hypoxia

Fat emboli cause two very serious problems.
The most common is blockage of blood flow in the lungs. The other is blockage of blood flow to the brain, should they pass through the heart.

In brief: Strokes and hypoxia

Fat emboli cause two very serious problems.
The most common is blockage of blood flow in the lungs. The other is blockage of blood flow to the brain, should they pass through the heart.
Dr. Samuel Hunter
Dr. Samuel Hunter
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: EMERGENCY

Fat embolism is usually due to trauma with disruption of long bones like the femur, exposure of the fat in the marrow to the blood space, & then causing hematologic havoc like diffuse clotting and then a very serious condition called disseminated intravascular coagulation that consumes the proteins needed to clot, so difficult to control bleeding results.
This is a big deal, so urgent care needed.

In brief: EMERGENCY

Fat embolism is usually due to trauma with disruption of long bones like the femur, exposure of the fat in the marrow to the blood space, & then causing hematologic havoc like diffuse clotting and then a very serious condition called disseminated intravascular coagulation that consumes the proteins needed to clot, so difficult to control bleeding results.
This is a big deal, so urgent care needed.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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