Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms:
The severity of a pulmonary embolism can vary greatly depending on your health and the size of the clot in your lung. Shortness of breath, whether sudden or gradual, is the most common symptom. Taking steps to prevent one is best, but emergency treatment can save your life in the event of a pulmonary embolism. Other common symptoms include:
- Rapid breathing
- Chest pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Leg pain or swelling
- Weak pulse
Pulmonary Embolism Risk Factors:
- Family history
- Leg or hip fracture
- Heart attack or stroke
- Taking estrogen or testosterone
Pulmonary Embolism Treatment
Home PT/INR Testing
If you are taking blood thinners to avoid clotting, weekly PT/INR self-testing could reduce the risk of your blood clotting by providing reliable, real-time results from home. Lincare's mdINR program allows you to check your PT/INR levels at home rather than going to your practitioner's office or a lab. You also receive immediate counseling and education.
How Lincare Can Help
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Devices We Provide Include:
Coag-Sense® PT2 PT/INR Monitoring System
Roche CoaguChek® XS PT/INR Meter
Additional Lincare Services
Lincare Pharmacy Services delivers your medications straight to your home when you need them.
Lincare's HeartSteps program is designed to aid you and your practitioner’s effective management of congestive heart failure (CHF).
For residents with chronic breathing disorders, our long-term care services may help them achieve a higher health-related quality of life.