Pulmonary Embolism

The blockage of an artery in the lungs by a substance which has moved from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream or when there is usually a blood clots in lung, blocks the blood flowing through an artery which feeds the lungs. The regularly recurrent symptoms of embolism are characterized by coughing of blood, shortness of breath, chest pain while breathing in and coughing up blood. If the pulmonary embolism is large, it may be capable of such a large mismatch, the patient cannot get enough oxygen into the blood and can be become acutely short of breath. Rapid treatment to break up the clot greatly reduces the danger of death. It can be done with blood thinners and drugs or procedures. Corporal activity Compression stockings can help prevent clots from forming in the first place. Small effusions and lung cancer is caused due to smaller pulmonary emboli which tends to lodge in more exterior areas without collateral circulation they are more likely to the effects which are painful, but not hypoxia, dyspnea or hemodynamic instability such as tachycardia. Larger PEs, which tend to lodge centrally, typically hypoxia, low blood pressure, fast heart rate and fainting, but are often painless because there is no lung infarction due to collateral circulation. The standard presentation for pulmonary embolism with pleuritic pain, dyspnea and tachycardia is likely caused by a large fragmented embolism causing both large and small PEs. The, small PEs are frequently missed because they cause pleuritic pain unaided without any other results and large PEs often missed because they are painless and mimic.


  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Anticoagulants
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Post thrombotic syndrome

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