- Vascular Disorders
Emboli (a block in a blood vessel); can be air, amniotic fluid, fat, foreign bodies, or tumor cells. Most common are thromboemboli which originate from deep vein thrombosis in the leg. Symptoms are chest pains, shortness of breath, coughing, feeling faint or passing out. Treatment usually with anticoagulants.
Cause unknown. Raised blood pressure within the pulmonary arteries which can damage the right side of the heart. Symptoms include; shortness of breath, fatigue, feeing faint or dizzy, angina, tachycardia, leg swelling. Treatment needs to address the underlying condition that has precipitated the condition.