Pulmonary Vascular Disorders

pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage of an artery in the lungs by a substance that has moved from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism). Symptoms of a PE may include shortness of breath, chest pain particularly upon breathing in, and coughing up blood. Symptoms of a blood clot in the leg may also be present, such as a red, warm, swollen, and painful leg. Signs of a PE include low blood oxygen levels, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, and sometimes a mild fever. Severe cases can lead to passing out, abnormally low blood pressure, obstructive shock, and sudden death. Immediate treatment is very important.

Pulmonary hypertension (PH or PHTN) is a condition of increased blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fainting, tiredness, chest pain, swelling of the legs, and a fast heartbeat. The condition may make it difficult to exercise, and in later stages, even to walk. If unidentified and left untreated, it can lead to right heart failure and death.

Respiratory Medicine Dept
CMC Vellore

Christian Medical College

Ida Scudder Road,

Vellore – 632004

Tamil Nadu, India

Contact Info

Dept office number : 0416 2282859
Email : resmed@cmcvellore.ac.in
Working hours:
Mon – Fri : 8 am to 4.30 pm
Sat : 8 am to 12.30 pm

OPD Timing:
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Sat : 8.00am – 12.30pm

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