An embolism is the lodging of an embolus, a blockage-causing piece of material,
inside a blood vessel. The embolus may be a blood clot (thrombus), a fat ...
If a clot forms in the blood, it can cause deep vein thrombosis. If it travels to the
lung, it is a pulmonary embolism, and it can be fatal.
Aug 18, 2016 ... Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs
. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots ...
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can damage part
of the lung and other organs and decrease oxygen levels in the blood.
Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Arterial embolism.
Jul 13, 2016 ... A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is
usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that ...
Embolism: The obstruction of a blood vessel by a foreign substance or a blood
clot that travels through the bloodstream, lodging in a blood vessel, plugging the
Jun 22, 2016 ... Article by Craig Feied, MD, detailing the background, diagnosis, and treatment of
Jul 1, 2011 ... Pulmonary embolism (PULL-mun-ary EM-bo-lizm), or PE, is a sudden blockage
in a lung artery. The blockage usually is caused by a blood clot ...
Doctors often diagnose pulmonary embolism by looking for blockage of a
pulmonary artery using computed tomography (CT) angiography or lung