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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The article, "A new device for the prevention of pulmonary embolism in critically ill patients: Results of the European Angel Catheter Registry," reports the results on the first 60 patients in Europe that received placement of the Angel Catheter.
In cases of Brugadaphenocopy associated with acute pulmonary embolism, patients frequently present with shock and hypotension (7).
Presenting his findings at the European Society of Cardiology conference in London, he said: "We showed that prolonged television viewing may be a risky behaviour for death from pulmonary embolism.
The draft guidance states: "Edoxaban is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for treating and for preventing recurrent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in adults.
Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has travelled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream.
Sabine Luik, said : "Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening.
A new study, published online in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at whether people with moderate or severe asthma had an increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.
Apart from the pulmonary embolism, which likely formed over the course of a long plane ride, the influential '90s rapper also suffered from heart disease and deep leg vein thrombosis, according to Craig Harvey, chief of the Los Angeles County department of coroner.
The management of pulmonary embolism is initially conservative, using either intravenous unfractionated heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin.
By contrast, the mortality rate for patients presenting with massive pulmonary embolism is between 30 and 60%, depending on the study cited.
The state pathologist said the 20-year-old's health had been good when she was discharged last week following her appendectomy and there had been nothing to indicate the likelihood of a pulmonary embolism.

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