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.
What’s the Treatment for Pulmonary Embolism?
How do doctors treat pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lung? Learn some of the most common treatments for this possibly life-threatening condition.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Help Prevent a Pulmonary Embolism
A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that forms deep in a vein in your leg and travels to your lung. Learn about some simple things that can help prevent these dangerous clots.