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Which is the commonest cause for death in acute pulmonary embolism by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 31 Oct 2012 12:16pm The  commonest  cause for death in massive pulmonary embolism is   RV shock  Massive Hemoptysis Primary VF   originating  right ventricle Refractory Type 1 Respiratory failure Answer : 1  .(RV shock , RV standstill and RV , RV stunning  is the unequivocal  cause for sudden death in pulmonary embolism . This RV shock oc ... Read on »
What Is Pulmonary Embolism? by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm A pulmonary embolism (PULL-mun-ary EM-bo-lizm), or PE, is a sudden blockage in a lung artery, usually due to a blood clot that traveled to the lung from a vein in the leg. A clot that forms in one part of the body and travels in the bloodstream to another part of the body is called an embolus. ... Read on »
Malpractice defense: Lung Infection vs. Chronic Pulmonary Embolism by David W. Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 2:10pm In addition to my consulting work and writing the Health Business Blog , I’m chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies , a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety. Here’s the Advanced Practice Strategies case of the mo ... Read on »
Take Steps to Prevent Pulmonary Embolisms by HealthFinder Posted Sun 29 May 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Critical to move around after surgery, expert says. SUNDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) ... Read on »
Origin and location of chest pain in acute pulmonary embolism by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 21 Oct 2009 10:02pm Pulmonary embolism is  one of the  important  causes of acute chest pain . It can mimic  acute coronary syndrome . In fact along with aortic dissection  , it forms  a  differential diagnosis for STEMI especailly if the ECG is not typical. The Chest pain of acute pulmonary embolism can originate in one of the following structures  with diff ... Read on »
Pulmonary Embolisms (PE) – Cook Medical’s Next-Generation (IVC) Filter Delivery System by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 27 Sep 2009 10:21pm This week Cook Medical participated in the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Convention in San Francisco where they announced a new product line to combat and prevent pulmonary embolisms.  PEs are the #1 cause of in-hospital deaths, affecting 600,000 Americans every year, and resulting in 200,000 deaths (that’s more than breast cancer, A ... Read on »
Pulmonary Embolism: Here’s What You Need To Know by Kodjoworkout Posted Sun 04 Aug 2013 8:29pm Can Pulmonary Embolism be Overlooked? Athletes and those that exercise regularly, who exhibit symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) may be completely overlooked by healthcare professionals and trainers when searching for answers to their seemingly common, though unresolved, pangs. This is generally because most athletes and those who get re ... Read on »
Changing definitions for massive pulmonary embolism by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 31 Oct 2012 12:10pm Conventionally  pulmonary embolism is classified as massive, sub massive  based on Degree  level of  obstruction in pulmonary anatomy (MPA,Branch PA, Segmental etc ) Thrombus burden Quantum  of pulmonary vascular bed  compromised But it is always intriguing ,    the clinical outcome was not linearly  correlating with the a ... Read on »
How will you manage failed pulmonary thrombolysis in acute pulmonary embolism ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 10 Oct 2010 10:26am Acute massive  pulmonary embolism is a dreaded medical  emergency  . In the past,  surgical embolectomy was the main option . Now , we have thrombolysis as a viable option.But , it does not work in all cases.* (90% success ?). It is critical to evaluate the success of thrombolyis , before embarking upon rescue embolectomy. As it is often ... Read on »
What are the mechanisms of hypoxia in Acute pulmonary embolism ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 31 May 2012 12:11pm Hypoxia is most important feature of acute pulmonary embolism. It occurs due to variety of mechanisms Ventilation perfusion mismatch is the major  mechanism  ( Normal ventilation /Reduced perfusion) Atelectasis of lung  ( Left to right shunt) Loss of lung volume due to pulmonary infarct  contribute later Low mixed venous ... Read on »