According to recently published information from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) the latest findings revealed that lung cancer surgery patients have a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) than previously believed.
This also includes elevated risks of complications or even death.
When a thromboembolic event happens, it can be without symptoms or regarded as post-surgical pain or complications. This may be a reflection of the reduced lung function after surgery or the cancer itself.
Thromboembolic disorders are potentially very dangerous and require careful medical observation and management. They are a major cause of ill health among cancer patients because they can result in devastating and permanent consequences.
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Characteristic symptoms of DVT can be swelling in the legs, warm and tender feeling areas and fever. Signs of pulmonary embolism can include breathing difficulties, fast breathing, rapid heart rate, chest pain, cough, coughing up blood, fainting and a sense of impending doom.
At the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery three presentations explored the problem of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after surgery for lung cancer.
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