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.
Pulmonary Embolism: A Complication of DVT
A PE, a blood clot that's moved into your lung, can be life-threatening. If you've been diagnosed with DVT, follow your treatment plan and be aware of this risk.
Pulmonary Embolism-Health Tools
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A lung scan is a nuclear scanning test that's usually used to detect a pulmonary embolism, which is blood clot that is preventing normal blood flow to part of a lung.