When Joint Replacement Surgery Causes a Pulmonary Embolism

What happens when a pulmonary embolism forms after joint replacement surgery? A piece of a deep vein thrombosis, postop, can break off, travel to the lungs and suffocate the patient. Joint replacement surgery is a [...]

Should an IVC Be Placed in Every Joint Replacement Patient?

Since joint replacement surgery raises the risk of DVT, why don’t all joint replacement surgeries include IVC filter placement, especially in higher-risk patients? It seems that it would make sense to perform the 20 minute [...]

Is Chest Pain, Breathing Trouble After Pulmonary Embolism Treatment Normal?

Is it normal to have trouble breathing and chest pain after successful treatment of a pulmonary embolism? Might these symptoms reflect anxiety over the pulmonary embolism, or is it more likely that this means you [...]

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). "Shortness of breath is very common after coronary artery bypass grafting," [...]

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