pulmonary embolism

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pulmonary embolism

A condition in which an embolus (blood clot, formed in a vein) breaks off and blocks a pulmonary artery which supplies blood to the lungs. It can result in pain, breathlessness, and sudden death.
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Noun1.pulmonary embolism - blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
embolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
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In this study, pulmonary emboli were diagnosed in 91%, 47%, and 9% in of the patients with high, medium, and low probabilities, respectively (6).
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