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Pulmonary Embolism

Also called: Blood Clot In The Lung, blood clot in lung, Pulmonary Embolus

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Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot travels to the lung and blocks an artery.Generally speaking, when you have a pulmonary embolism (also...
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They may seem that they come and go, but they do not. If you have any sort of symptoms that you and your doctor deem to be a PE, you should...
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If it was a severe PE, then you will know when your lungs start breathing at full capacity again. Sometimes you don't really know when it's...
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I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister and her baby. My condolences to you and your entire family.I admire your willingness to...
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If a large blood clot blocks the artery in the lung, blood flow may be completely stopped, causing sudden death. A smaller clot reduces the blood...
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Having a blood clot in the deep vein of your leg and having a previous pulmonary embolism are the two greatest risk factors for pulmonary embolism...
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Callor other emergency services immediately if you think you have symptoms of pulmonary embolism. Symptoms include:Sudden shortness of breath.Sharp...
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Pulmonary embolism is caused by a blocked artery in the lungs. The most common cause of such a blockage is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in...
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Home treatment is not recommended for initial treatment for pulmonary embolism. But it is important for preventing additional clots from developing...
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Daily use of anticoagulant medicines may help prevent recurring pulmonary embolism by stopping new blood clots from forming and stopping existing...
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Surgical removal of a clot is called an embolectomy. This type of treatment for pulmonary embolism is rarely used. It is considered for people who...
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The symptoms of pulmonary embolism may include: Shortness of breath that may occur suddenly.Sudden, sharp chest pain that may become worse with deep...
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Pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of a major blood vessel (artery) in the lung, usually by a blood clot. In most cases, the clots are small...
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The lungs are a pair of organs in the chest that are primarily responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air we breathe...
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Patient survival depends upon:The underlying health of the patient. Size of the pulmonary embolus. The cause of the pulmonary embolus. The ability...
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