Tag Archives: respiratory conditions

Pulmonary Emboli

June 20, 2012
Posted in Pulmonary and Respiratory

SAMUEL E. GREENBERG, M.D. When an Embolus from a deep vein thrombosis reaches the lung, after traversing the right side of the heart, it is trapped in the small arterioles in the lung and is referred to as a Pulmonary Embolus (PE). This is fortuitous, because, although it causes havoc in the lung, it is Read more

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

June 19, 2012
Posted in Pulmonary and Respiratory

Samuel E. Greenberg, M.D. When a patient suffers from a severe infection, blunt chest trauma of significant magnitude, or inhalation of toxic smoke or fluid, it is incumbent for the treating physician to suspect ARDS. This Syndrome or constellation of symptoms and signs results in death in greater than 50% of those who develop it. Read more