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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. Understanding Tuberculosis -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of tuberculosis from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Pulmonary Embolism - Treatment Overview

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

  5. 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.

  6. Pulmonary Embolism - When To Call a Doctor

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

  7. Pulmonary Embolism - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used in diagnosing pulmonary embolism.

  8. Understanding Tuberculosis -- the Basics

    Learn about the basics of tuberculosis from the experts at WebMD.

  9. Understanding Tuberculosis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    The experts at WebMD explain the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.

  10. Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Because of a defective gene,mucus-secreting glands within the lining of the lung’s airways (bronchi) produce unusually thick,sticky secretions. This clogs the air passages,promotes bacterial growth,and leads to chronic obstruction,inflammation,and infection of the airways. ...

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