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  1. Pulmonary Embolism - Cause

    Pulmonary embolism is caused by a blocked artery in the lungs. The most common cause of such a blockage is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the leg and travels to the lungs, where it becomes lodged in a smaller lung artery.

  2. Pulmonary Embolism - Medications

    Medications can help prevent repeated episodes of pulmonary embolism by preventing new blood clots from forming or preventing existing clots from getting larger.

  3. Pulmonary Embolism - Treatment Overview

    Treatment of pulmonary embolism focuses on preventing future pulmonary embolism by using anticlotting drugs.

  4. Pulmonary Embolism - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used in diagnosing pulmonary embolism.

  5. Pulmonary Embolism - What Happens

    Pulmonary embolism can be fatal. Find out how pulmonary embolism unfolds.

  6. Anticoagulants for Pulmonary Embolism

    Drug details for Anticoagulants for pulmonary embolism.

  7. Pulmonary Embolism - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Eating a steady amount of vitamin K when you take warfarin (Coumadin) ...

  8. Pulmonary Embolism - What Increases Your Risk

    Having a blood clot in the deep vein of your leg and having a previous pulmonary embolism are the two greatest risk factors for pulmonary embolism.

  9. Paradoxical Embolism - Topic Overview

    Normally,blood flows from the right side of the heart through the pulmonary arteries and lungs before it returns to the left side of the heart. A paradoxical embolism is a blood clot that does not travel with normal blood flow. This type of embolism often causes a stroke because the clot moves directly from the right side of the heart to the left through a hole (defect) in the septum,which ...

  10. Thrombolytic Medicines for Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

    Thrombolytic medicines,such as streptokinase,urokinase,or tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA),interfere with the action of thrombin,which is needed to form blood clots. These medicines help to dissolve blood clots and may be used to treat pulmonary embolism in life-threatening situations. Research continues on the best use of thrombolytics to treat pulmonary embolism. All ...

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