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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 ...

Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism - Medical News ...


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.

Overview - Pulmonary embolism: Take measures to lower your risk ...


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 ...

Pulmonary Embolism: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis - Healthline


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.

Arterial embolism: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Arterial embolism.

Pulmonary Embolism: MedlinePlus


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 ...

Definition of Embolism - MedicineNet


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  ...

Pulmonary Embolism: Practice Essentials, Background, Anatomy


Jun 22, 2016 ... Article by Craig Feied, MD, detailing the background, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary embolism.

What Is Pulmonary Embolism? - NHLBI, NIH


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 ...

Pulmonary Embolism - Lung and Airway Disorders - Merck Manuals ...


Doctors often diagnose pulmonary embolism by looking for blockage of a pulmonary artery using computed tomography (CT) angiography or lung scanning.

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Symptoms and causes - Pulmonary embolism: Take measures to ...


Aug 18, 2016 ... Pulmonary embolism symptoms can vary greatly, depending on how much of your lung is involved, the size of the clots, and whether you have ...

Embolism - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis ...


pulmonary embolism: An embolus, usually formed in the leg (sometimes known as a deep vein thrombosis or DVT), lodges in one of the arteries of the lungs.

Embolism - NHS Choices


Introduction. An embolism is a condition where the blood flow in an artery is blocked by a foreign body, such as a blood clot or an air bubble. To function properly ...