Skip navigation

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 breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that can cause

  • Permanent damage to the affected lung
  • Low oxygen levels in your blood
  • Damage to other organs in your body from not getting enough oxygen

If a clot is large, or if there are many clots, pulmonary embolism can cause death.

(Read more)
Illustration of the respiratory system
Results 1 - 10 of 238 for pulmonary embolism
  1. Pulmonary Embolism (National Library of Medicine)  
    A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is usually a blood clot in the ... and travels through the bloodstream to the lung. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that can cause Permanent ...
  2. What Causes Pulmonary Embolism? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Pulmonary Embolism? Major Causes Pulmonary embolism (PE) usually begins as a blood clot in ... the leg can travel to the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism. Click the "start" button to play the animation. ...
  3. Living with Pulmonary Embolism From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary embolism (PE) usually is treated in a hospital. After ... contact your doctor right away. Rate This Content: Pulmonary Embolism Clinical Trials Clinical trials are research studies that ...
  4. Pulmonary Embolism From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Pulmonary Embolism? Pulmonary embolism (PULL-mun-ary EM-bo-lizm), or PE, ... prevent the complications of PE. Rate This Content: Pulmonary Embolism Clinical Trials Clinical trials are research studies that ...
  5. How Is Pulmonary Embolism Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Pulmonary Embolism Treated? Pulmonary embolism (PE) is treated with medicines, procedures, and other ... blood from pooling and clotting. Rate This Content: Pulmonary Embolism Clinical Trials Clinical trials are research studies that ...
  6. How Is Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosed? Pulmonary embolism (PE) is diagnosed based on your medical history, ... information than an x ray. Rate This Content: Pulmonary Embolism Clinical Trials Clinical trials are research studies that ...
  7. Travelers' Health: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Chapter 2 - Mental Health & Travel Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism Nimia Reyes, Scott Grosse, Althea Grant BACKGROUND Deep ... off and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be life threatening. About 25% ...
  8. ... Guide to Recovery After Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism Beth Waldron , MA ; Stephan Moll , MD From the ... unc.edu Key Words: anticoagulant deep vein thrombosis pulmonary embolism recovery Next Section Introduction When a blood clot ...
  9. ... Sign In Cardiology Patient Page Rivaroxaban to Prevent Pulmonary Embolism After Hip or Knee Replacement Deborah Cios , PharmD, ... will discuss the use of rivaroxaban to prevent pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis after hip or knee ...
  10. JAMA Patient Page: Pulmonary Embolism (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    JAMA PATIENT PAGE Pulmonary Embolism How pulmonary embolism occurs Lung Pulmonary artery Heart Inferior vena cava Femoral vein Free blood clot (embolus) Blood clot ...
previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · next