pulmonary embolism


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pulmonary embolism

[‚pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′em·bə‚liz·əm]
(medicine)
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.
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It noted submissions from clinical and patient experts which stated that the impact of a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism can be devastating, with patients often hospitalised, restricted in movement and unable to continue with previous activities.
Lead author, Dr Christof Majoor, from the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, said, "This is the first time a link has been found between asthma and pulmonary embolism and we believe these results have important clinical implications.
Here are four tips anyone embarking on a long-haul flight should know to minimize the chances of developing a DVT or pulmonary embolism.
In other, rarer forms of pulmonary embolism, material other than a blood clot is responsible.
A nuclear lung scan showed an abnormality that suggested a pulmonary embolism.
A pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung, usually caused by one or more blood clots.
Pulmonary embolism is a common condition which can often result in sudden death.
ATLANTA -- Outpatient management of pulmonary embolism is safe and effective in selected patients, Dr.
Christopher died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis.

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