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  1. Pulmonary Embolism - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you think you have symptoms of pulmonary embolism.

  2. Pulmonary Embolism - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is not recommended for initial treatment for pulmonary embolism. However, it is important for preventing additional clots from developing and causing a deep vein thrombosis, which can lead to recurring pulmonary embolism.

  3. Pulmonary Embolism - Treatment Overview

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

  4. 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.

  5. Pulmonary Embolism - Symptoms

    Learn the symptoms of pulmonary embolism.

  6. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

    Information on pulmonary embolism, the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung.

  7. Pulmonary Embolism - Prevention

    Daily use of anticoagulant medicines may help prevent recurring pulmonary embolism by stopping new blood clots from forming and stopping existing clots from growing.

  8. Pulmonary Embolism - What Happens

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

  9. 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.

  10. Anticoagulants for Pulmonary Embolism

    Drug details for Anticoagulants for pulmonary embolism.

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