Detailed Information on Embolism

By: Juliet Cohen

PE may arise from deep vein thrombosis throughout the body. Fatal PE is often a result of thrombus emanating from the sub-axillary or veins (deep veins in the arm or shoulder) or in the veins of the pelvis. Several factors can make someone more likely to develop a blood clot, which can eventually break loose and travel into the lungs. Operations are a major cause of blood clot problems, including the replacement operations major joints such as the hip and knee. People with cardiovascular diseases associated with clot formation. During certain surgeries, including hip and knee replacement surgery. It may also result from direct injury to the leg or leg or pelvic fractures. The heart disease (such as an irregular heartbeat) is also due to the EP.

Treatment may include medication to thin the blood and reduce its ability to clot. Oxygen can be provided in different ways. Oral blood-thinning drug called warfarin (Coumadin) is usually given shortly after heparin or low molecular weight heparin was started. Heparin is usually the first drug given. This is given in an IV and trying to stop further clot formation to occur. Anticoagulants, which are blood-thinning medication, lower your blood d 'ability to clot. Anticoagulants may be taken either as a pill, an injection or through a needle or a tube inserted into a vein (intravenous called, or IV, injection). Warfarin is given in a form of pills. (Coumadin ® is a common brand for warfarin.) Clot buster "drugs (also known as thrombolytics) are given to those who are seriously ill.

Embolism Treatment Tips

1. Heparin reduces the mortality rate of PE.

2. Fibrinolytic therapy has been the standard of care for patients with massive.

3. Clot buster" medications are given to those who are critically ill.

4. Oxygen should be administered to every patient with suspected PE.

5. IV fluids may help or may hurt the patient who is hypotensive from PE.

6. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) protocols are helpful against Embolism.

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