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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Pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are two common clinical presentations of the disease resulting from a complex interplay between genetic and environmental risk factors4.
Williams attributed the symptom to be a pulmonary embolism, which led her to ask medical professionals to perform a CT scan to confirm it.
In this report, we present a unique case of large mobile right atrial thrombus with witnessed migration to the pulmonary artery on echocardiogram, resulting in pulmonary embolism.
Due to the high suspicion of advanced ovarian malignancy and known DVT, our patient was consequently considered to be at a high risk of developing fatal pulmonary embolism.
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot travels from the leg and gets lodged in a lung.
We have shown that contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography has a similar negative predictive value to computed tomographic angiography for the exclusion of pulmonary embolism.
A population-based perspective of the hospital incidence and case-fatality rates of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism: the Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Endorsed by the European Respiratory Society (ERS).
Syncope in patients with pulmonary embolism: comparison between patients with syncope as the presenting symptom of pulmonary embolism and patients with pulmonary embolism without syncope.
At this moment we had strong arguments for a massive pulmonary embolism, thus proceeding with a pulmonary angiogram that revealed massive thrombus in the right pulmonary artery (RAP), with occlusion of the right and medial lobar bronchi, and subocclusion of the inferior one, and also multiple thrombus in the left pulmonary artery (LAP).
Soderberg M, Brohult J, Jorfeldt L, et al The use of D-dimer testing and Wells score in patients with high probability for acute pulmonary embolism.

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