pulmonary embolism(redirected from Pulmonary Heart Disease)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Pulmonary Heart Disease: coronary heart disease, Hypertensive heart disease, pulmonary hypertension
pulmonary embolism[‚pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′em·bə‚liz·əm]
Obstruction of the pulmonary artery or a branch of it by a free-floating blood clot (embolus) usually originating from a vein in the leg or pelvic area.