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Pulmonary Embolism

What is a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. It usually happens when a blood clot breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs. PE is a serious condition that can cause:

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

PE can be life-threatening, especially if a clot is large, or if there are many clots.

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  1. Pulmonary Embolism (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is a pulmonary embolism (PE)? A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. It usually happens when a blood clot breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream ...
  2. Main symptoms of a pulmonary embolism include chest pain that may be any of the following: Under the breastbone or on one side Sharp or stabbing ...
  3. ... Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) Pulmonary embolism (PE) Stroke ... Goldhaber SZ, Piazza G. Pulmonary embolism and deep vein ... Tomaselli, GF, Bhatt DL, Solomon SD. Braunwald's Heart Disease: ...
  4. ... been replaced by CT pulmonary angiography for diagnosing pulmonary embolism. However, people with kidney problems or an allergy ... Goldhaber SZ, Piazza G. Pulmonary embolism and deep vein ... DL, Tomaselli GF, Bhatt DL, Solomon SD, eds. Braunwald's Heart ...
  5. Travelers' Health: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Deep Vein Thrombosis/Related Issues ... Deep Vein Thrombosis ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Information about how to order the U.S. government publication ...
  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Pulmonary Embolism From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Pulmonary Embolism/Clinical Trials ... Pulmonary Embolism
  7. CT angiography combines a CT scan with the injection of dye. This technique is able to create pictures of the blood vessels in the ...
  8. Your health care provider prescribed a blood thinning medicine called heparin. It has to be given as a shot at home. A nurse or other ...
  9. Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery Video (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)  
    ... thigh, calf, ankle, or foot Warning Signs of Pulmonary Embolism Sudden shortness of breath Chest pain, particularly with ...
  10. Blood Clots Video (American Society of Hematology)  
    ... myths about DVT. How DVT Can Lead to Pulmonary Embolism Arteries, on the other hand, are muscular, high- ... et al. Surveillance for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Recommendations from a National Workshop . AJPM April 2010. ...
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