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.
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.
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.
How Do Doctors Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism?
How do you know if you have a pulmonary embolism (PE)? Your doctor will look at your symptoms and likely order a number of tests. Find out what those tests are, and what they reveal.