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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The surgical selection of pregnant patients with decompensated pulmonary hypertension secondary to massive pulmonary embolus is complex and depends upon carefully defined factors such as the accessibility and presumed age of the thrombi defined by angiography, the degree of haemodynamic or ventilatory impairment as a consequence of the thromboembolic vascular obstruction, and risk-benefit of the intervention to both mother and foetus.
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This may be due to the prospective design of the present study, the exclusion of cases which were not thought to have a pulmonary embolus, and pulmonary angiography not being performed in any case.
In many of these cases, the pulmonary embolus or deep venous thrombosis diagnosis was a carry over from a prior admission, so all the charts needed to be reviewed individually.
The other two deaths were from pulmonary embolus within a few days of the procedure.
Untreated bits of the clot can break off and become lodged in the lungs - a potentially fatal condition called pulmonary embolus.
The Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolus: A Clinician's Approach uses a multimedia format to present the diagnosis of pulmonary embolus starting from the patient presentation through to a discussion of the proper use and interpretation of the diagnostic tests.
The other friend developed a pulmonary embolus on postoperative day 5, as she had been sedentary due to pain.
He was was found to have a moderate-sized pulmonary embolus on computed tomography angiography, which also showed a 2 cm anterior pericardial effusion.
On the basis of the incremental 1-year costs for the medical care of a patient with a pulmonary embolus or deep-vein thrombosis, an estimated $250,000 or so in medical care costs would be averted, resulting in a net cost of fondaparinux treatment of about $2.
Pathologist Dr Julie Walker found that Mr Argument died of a pulmonary embolus - a blood clot - brought on by a tumour in his right lung.

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