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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1] The thrombophlebitis is often followed by pulmonary emboli and distal septic embolisation.
In our patient, we chose to treat for six months, mirroring the recommendations for treatment of pulmonary emboli without hemodynamic compromise.
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The latter finding could be attributed to pulmonary emboli (Fig.
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