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What is a Pulmonary Embolism?
Have you found out you have a blood clot, and now have heard you are at danger of the clot becoming a pulmonary embolism? Wondering why the doctors are so concerned about this possible development? It’s important to understand why a pulmonary embolism is such a serious condition so you can prevent a potentially life threatening situation.
What is it?
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that has traveled up your blood stream and become lodged in the main artery of your lung. The blood clot can prevent blood flow to key lung tissue, causing you to be unable to breathe.
Sometimes the obstruction of this artery is caused by air that has gotten into your bloodstream, talc from drugs (that have been shot up into your veins) or fat that has broken off from the side of your veins and now has collected into a mass in your artery. However, the most common cause is a blood clot that started as a deep vein thrombosis, broke off from wherever it started (leg, pelvis) and now has moved into the main artery of the lung.
When this happens, the right ventricle of the heart undergoes tremendous pressure due to the blockage.
How You Will Feel if You Have a Pulmonary Embolism
In most cases, you will feel chest pain, difficulty breathing, heart palpitations and the sense that you may collapse or pass out. This is because you will probably experience very low blood pressure and will have trouble breathing in. You will pain upon inhalation and may feel as if you can’t get enough air. You might begin coughing and even find yourself coughing up blood.
When the blockage is severe or the heart or lungs are weak, the patient may die suddenly.
Why a Pulmonary Embolism is so Serious
Pulmonary embolisms are listed as the cause of about 15% of sudden death cases. If not treated immediately, you may not make it. This is why it is essential to dial 911 immediately if you suspect you have a pulmonary embolism.
Once taken to the ER, the doctors will do their best to stabilize your condition and protect your from further tissue or organ damage. Then they will attempt to dissolve, stabilize or remove the blood clot.
After a Pulmonary Embolism
After the doctors have stabilized you and have dealt with the blood clot, they will examine you for additional blood clots. You will learn about lifestyle changes and medications that will lower your chances of ever developing another blood clot. It will be important for you to follow your doctor’s instructions exactly and to take your blood and vein issues seriously because this is a life threatening condition that is possible to repeat itself.
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