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Pulmonary embolus

Pulmonary embolus: Introduction

Pulmonary embolus: Blood clot lodges in the arteries supplying the lungs, causing decreased blood flow and air exchange. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pulmonary embolus is available below.

Symptoms of Pulmonary embolus

Treatments for Pulmonary embolus

  • Oxygen via mask
  • Pain relief
  • Thrombolytic medications (eg streptokinase, alteplase, tissue plasminogen activator) may be required if clot is large or heart is compromised
  • Anticoagulants: short term - heparin injections; long term (at least 3-6 months) - oral warfarin)
  • INR blood tests to monitor anticoagulant medications
  • more treatments...»

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Pulmonary embolus: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Pulmonary embolus

  • Recent surgery
  • DVT
  • Recent stroke
  • Recent heart attack
  • Blood clotting conditions
  • more causes...»

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Disease Topics Related To Pulmonary embolus

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Pulmonary embolus: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pulmonary embolus

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pulmonary embolus

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Pulmonary embolus: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pulmonary embolus

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