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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In non-pregnant patients with acute pulmonary embolus, no clinical trial or metaanalysis has been large enough to conclusively demonstrate that thrombolytic therapy followed by anticoagulation confers a mortality benefit compared with anticoagulation alone (14-16).
The most potentially serious complications from the procedure are pulmonary embolus and major pelvic infections that may lead to sepsis.
We describe a cast' of life-threatening pulmonary embolus supported by the use of levosimendan.
Of the 17 patients, 6 died soon after the Kaposi's sarcoma flare--4 from progressive pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma, 1 from a pulmonary embolus, and 1 from concomitant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
She died from a pulmonary embolus - a blood clot in the lungs - which originated from deep-vein thrombosis in her leg, the court heard from pathologist Christopher Rettman's report.
He subsequently had a pulmonary embolus, and during his examination a chest radiograph revealed a possible lung mass, so he was transferred to BUMC for further evaluation.
Shammas NW Pulmonary embolus after coronary artery bypass surgery: a review of the literature.
There was one nonfatal pulmonary embolus in the laparoscopic surgery group, in a patient with a BMI less than 55 kg/[m.
Key Words: cardiac mass, emboli in transit, pulmonary embolus, saddle embolus
At 4:00 PM, heparin and thrombolytics were given because of a suspected diagnosis of pulmonary embolus.
Large pulmonary embolus without systemic hemodynamic consequences during cemented hip arthroplasty.

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