Pulmonary Embolus: D-Dimer Result Adjusted for Age 50-Plus

The older a person gets, the less meaningful is a positive D-dimer result when a pulmonary embolism is suspected. If you present to the ER with symptoms that can be caused by a pulmonary embolus, Read more...

Pulmonary Embolism Tied to Excessive Sitting in Women

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lungs, and can be fatal within a minute, and for women who sit a lot on a daily basis, their risk is two to three times Read more...

Sudden Trouble Breathing with No Other Symptoms

That's one of the most frightening symptoms: sudden trouble breathing, getting air into your lungs; this can be caused by a blood clot in the lung called a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolus or embolism Read more...

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Can Pulmonary Embolism Cause Fainting?

Find out the unique circumstance under which a fainting episode may be caused by a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism results when a deep vein thrombosis (“DVT” or blood clot) breaks loose and travels to Read more...

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Are All Pulmonary Embolisms the Same?

There may actually be a such thing as a pulmonary embolus that does not require treatment. According to the leader of a very intriguing study, some pulmonary emboli can resolve on their own and do Read more...

How a Doctor Knows for Sure You Have Pulmonary Embolus

Is there a way a doctor can know with absolute certainty that you have--or do not have--a pulmonary embolus, which can kill you in minutes? The answer is computed tomography (CT), also known as a Read more...

Chest Pain, Breathing Trouble After Pulmonary Embolus Treatment

Find out what you should do if after pulmonary embolism treatment, you have trouble breathing and chest pain. Is it normal to have trouble breathing and chest pain after successful treatment of a pulmonary embolus? Read more...

Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis After Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is a major risk factor for a blood clot that travels to the lungs and becomes a pulmonary embolism, so how is this diagnosed accurately? A joint replacement surgeon explains how a Read more...

Chest Pain but Normal Test Results: What’s Next?

. Find out what you should do if you have chest pain but “all the tests” are normal. Many people have chest pain but the cardiac tests come back normal. Chest pain is the No. Read more...

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Fast Heartbeat in a Resting Health Person: Cause

“The cause of a fast resting pulse rate when all else is normal can be the result of many different things,” says Dr. Ali Tabrizchi, D.O., interventional cardiologist at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. You may Read more...

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Trouble Breathing After Coronary Bypass Causes & Solutions

Trouble breathing or shortness of breath after coronary bypass surgery? There are actually several causes for breathing difficulties following coronary bypass surgery (aka CABG). I consulted with Dr. Michael Fiocco, Chief of Open Heart Surgery Read more...

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