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312 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Dyspnea, Sudden Death

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    , palpitations, weakness, and a sense of dread, occur more frequently in women compared with men. 189 – 193 Ischemic symptoms in young black women include unusual fatigue,[circ.ahajournals.org] We have recently experienced 2 cases of sudden death after bone fracture surgery, in which AMI and pulmonary thromboembolism were clinically suspected as causes of death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 77-year-old male presented to our hospital with a 4-day history of severe dizziness, mild chest tightness, and dyspnea. An inferior AMI was diagnosed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Signs and symptoms of bleeding in the digestive system include: Bright red vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds Bright red blood in your stool or black, tarry stools[web.archive.org] METHODS: We present an unusual case of sudden death owing to acute pulmonary embolism after undergoing total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 53-year-old man was admitted to the cardiology clinic with complaints of dyspnea, chest pain, and general weakness after walking.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Varices

    Signs of bleeding include: Vomiting blood Black, tarry or bloody stool Feeling lightheaded or passing out (usually when there is a lot of bleeding).[giforkids.com] We present a case of previously unreported sudden unexpected death from noncirrhotic PVT in an asymptomatic elderly woman, review the literature of this entity, and examine[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] KEYWORDS: Dyspnea; Endoscopic treatment; Isaacs' syndrome; Muscle cramps; Sedation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Opiate Overdose

    The charcoal may cause nausea and vomiting over the next few hours. It will also cause a black color to your stools for the next 1 to 2 days.[fairview.org] death was linked to prescription painkiller abuse.[nydailynews.com] Since opiates can also cause bronchoconstriction, some individuals may present with dyspnea, wheezing and frothy sputum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[emedicinehealth.com] PRESENTATION Clinical manifestations of GI bleeding depends upon extent & rate Postural hypotension suggests acute hemorrhage & intravascular volume depletion Fatigue & exertional dyspnea[howmed.net] The common manifestations are hematemesis or melena, while very brisk UGI bleeding can present with hemodynamic changes (symptoms of dizziness, dyspnea or shock) and/or hematochezia[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu]

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    […] of blood Bloody or black stools Blood in the urine Vaginal bleeding Unexplained bruises Severe abdominal or back pain Seizures or loss of consciousness in advanced cases[healthcommunities.com] Hemorrhage into the central nervous system may cause acute onset of neurological dysfunction or sudden death.[addl.purdue.edu] A 66-year-old woman presented to an urgent care clinic for 2 to 3 weeks of general malaise, nausea/vomiting, night sweats, and dyspnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    There may be black, sooty marks near a fire. Symptoms may include: Headache. Nausea and vomiting. Vertigo. Alteration in consciousness. A subjective feeling of weakness.[patient.info] It can cause sudden illness and death. CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those made by cars and trucks, lanterns, stoves, gas ranges and heating systems.[nlm.nih.gov] Patient experienced ecphysesis and dyspnea suddenly after HBO₂ therapy (100% oxygen at 0.25 MPa, for 60 minutes with a five-minute air break and decompression at 0.01 MPa[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome

    […] fluoxetine FDA safety alert: DRESS (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) FDA black box: delirium/sedation syndrome with long acting injection (likely not[effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov] Unstable angina is clinically unstable and often a prelude to myocardial infarction or arrhythmias or, less commonly, to sudden death.[msdmanuals.com] […] pressure, tightness or burning Pain spreading from the chest to the shoulders, arms, upper abdomen, back, neck or jaw Nausea or vomiting Indigestion Shortness of breath (dyspnea[mayoclinic.org]

  • Status Asthmaticus

    Case Reports Case 1: A 50 year old black female presented to the hospital with crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and watery diarrhea which had been getting progressively[ispub.com] death in children. status verruco sus a wartlike appearance of the cerebral cortex, produced by disorderly arrangement of the neuroblasts, so that the formation of fissures[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Status asthmaticus is both a common and dangerous cause of acute dyspnea in the emergency department (ED) setting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arsine Poisoning

    Vomiting. Diarrhea – with severe gastrointestinal bleeding, black diarrhea may be evident. Hypersalivation – increased saliva production.[healthhype.com] Severe acute arsine exposure may result in sudden death. Lee JY, Eom M, Yang JW, Han BG, Choi SO, Kim JS.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] restlessness, confusion Cardiovascular signs Tachycardia Hypotension ECG changes (repolarization, S-T segment, and T-wave changes) Respiratory signs and symptoms Tachypnea Dyspnea[emergency.cdc.gov]

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