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Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot or other substance travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in the pulmonary arteries, which supply blood to the lungs. The most common cause is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which blood clots form in the veins of the legs or other parts of the body and travel to the lungs. Symptoms can vary depending on the size and location of the clot, but may include chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, and rapid heartbeat. Risk factors include immobility, surgery or trauma, pregnancy, cancer, obesity, smoking, and taking certain medications like birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. Diagnostic tests may include a chest x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or blood tests. Treatment of PE typically involves anticoagulant medications to prevent further clots from forming and possibly thrombolytic medications to dissolve existing clots. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to remove a clot or repair damage to the lungs. Prevention of Pulmonary embolism involves measures such as maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, quitting smoking, and taking anticoagulant medications as prescribed.

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Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot or other substance travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in the pulmonary arteries, which supply blood to the lungs. The most common cause is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which blood clots form in the veins of the legs or other parts of the body and travel to the lungs. Symptoms can vary depending on the size and location of the clot, but may include chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, and rapid heartbeat. Risk factors include immobility, surgery or trauma, pregnancy, cancer, obesity, smoking, and taking certain medications like birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. Diagnostic tests may include a chest x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or blood tests. Treatment of PE typically involves anticoagulant medications to prevent further clots from forming and possibly thrombolytic medications to dissolve existing clots. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to remove a clot or repair damage to the lungs. Prevention of Pulmonary embolism involves measures such as maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, quitting smoking, and taking anticoagulant medications as prescribed.

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Dr. Prashant Saxena
  • 15th-April-2023, TIME : 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot or other substance travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in the pulmonary arteries, which supply blood to the lungs. The most common cause is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which blood clots form in the veins of the legs or other parts of the body and travel to the lungs. Symptoms can vary depending on the size and location of the clot, but may include chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, and rapid heartbeat. Risk factors include immobility, surgery or trauma, pregnancy, cancer, obesity, smoking, and taking certain medications like birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. Diagnostic tests may include a chest x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or blood tests. Treatment of PE typically involves anticoagulant medications to prevent further clots from forming and possibly thrombolytic medications to dissolve existing clots. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to remove a clot or repair damage to the lungs. Prevention of Pulmonary embolism involves measures such as maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, quitting smoking, and taking anticoagulant medications as prescribed.

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Dr. Prashant Saxena
  • 15th-April-2023, TIME : 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot or other substance travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in the pulmonary arteries, which supply blood to the lungs. The most common cause is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which blood clots form in the veins of the legs or other parts of the body and travel to the lungs. Symptoms can vary depending on the size and location of the clot, but may include chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, and rapid heartbeat. Risk factors include immobility, surgery or trauma, pregnancy, cancer, obesity, smoking, and taking certain medications like birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. Diagnostic tests may include a chest x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or blood tests. Treatment of PE typically involves anticoagulant medications to prevent further clots from forming and possibly thrombolytic medications to dissolve existing clots. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to remove a clot or repair damage to the lungs. Prevention of Pulmonary embolism involves measures such as maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, quitting smoking, and taking anticoagulant medications as prescribed.