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Peripheral arterial embolism

Peripheral arterial embolism is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with peripheral arterial embolism, 70% report having leg pain, 53% report having loss of sensation, and 37% report having leg swelling. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of peripheral arterial embolism are leg swelling, leg stiffness or tightness, lymphedema, poor circulation, and long menstrual periods, although you may still have peripheral arterial embolism without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with peripheral arterial embolism often receive hematologic tests, radiographic imaging procedure, complete blood count, glucose measurement, electrocardiogram, kidney function tests, intravenous fluid replacement and electrolytes panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with peripheral arterial embolism include warfarin, heparin, tiotropium (spiriva), ezetimibe (zetia), hydrocodone, buspirone (buspar), levalbuterol (xopenex), enoxaparin (lovenox), bosentan (tracleer), hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate, peri-colace, isosorbide dinitrate and biotin .

Warfarin
$12
(28 days)
Heparin
$52
(7 days)
Tiotropium (Spiriva)
$180
(28 days)
Ezetimibe (Zetia)
$100
(28 days)
Hydrocodone

Buspirone (Buspar)
$16
(28 days)
Levalbuterol (Xopenex)
$67
(21 days)
Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
$467
(7 days)
Bosentan (Tracleer)
$5485
(28 days)
Peri-Colace

Isosorbide Dinitrate
$10
(28 days)
Biotin
$2
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for peripheral arterial embolism include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years almost never get peripheral arterial embolism.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
2.4x
75+ years
2.9x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
0.7x
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