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  1. Pulmonary Embolism - Other Treatment

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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) ...

  4. Pulmonary Embolism - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used in diagnosing pulmonary embolism.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Forced Expiratory Volume and Forced Vital Capacity - Topic Overview

    Forced expiratory volume (FEV) measures how much air a person can exhale during a forced breath. The amount of air exhaled may be measured during the first (FEV1),second (FEV2),and/or third seconds (FEV3) of the forced breath. Forced vital capacity (FVC) is the total amount of air exhaled during the FEV test. Forced expiratory volume and forced vital capacity are lung function tests that are ...

  8. Home Lung Function Test

    A home lung function test uses a peak flow meter to monitor and evaluate any breathing problems you may have on a daily basis.

  9. Angiogram of the Lung

    An angiogram of the lung is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within the blood vessels of the lung.

  10. Thoracentesis

    Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space.

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