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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 - Symptoms

    Learn the symptoms of pulmonary embolism.

  3. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

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

  4. 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.

  5. Pulmonary Embolism - What Happens

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

  6. 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.

  7. Anticoagulants for Pulmonary Embolism

    Drug details for Anticoagulants for pulmonary embolism.

  8. Pulmonary Embolism - Other Treatment

    Learn how vena cava filters may be used in treating pulmonary embolism.

  9. Pulmonary Embolism - Surgery

    Surgical removal of a clot is called an embolectomy. This type of treatment for pulmonary embolism is rarely used. It is considered when the clot in the main pulmonary artery is extremely large and life-threatening and is causing severe symptoms.

  10. 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) ...

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