Pulmonary Embolism Directory
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in an artery in the lung. It is usually due to a blood clot that has traveled to the lung from another part of the body, usually the leg. This type of blood clot is called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A pulmonary embolism is a serious, possibly life-threatening condition that can block blood flow to the lungs. This decreases blood oxygen levels and can lead to organ damage. A pulmonary embolism requires emergency medical treatment. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a pulmonary embolism develops, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Complications
While not everyone will have trouble, if you have DVT, you're at risk for damage to your veins and organs, and other life-threatening problems.
DVT Symptoms and Diagnosis
How can you tell if you have deep vein thrombosis (DVT?) Deep vein thrombosis can have the same symptoms as many other health problems, and half of the time it causes no symptoms at all.
Pulmonary Embolism: A Complication of DVT
A pulmonary embolism can be a complication of deep vein thrombosis. WebMD tells you what you need to know about this life-threatening lung clot.
Pulmonary Embolism: Symptoms and When to Call the Doctor
A pulmonary embolism (PE) can strike with no symptoms. But most of the time, your body will let you know something’s wrong. Learn the telltale signs and when to call the doctor.