Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition in which one of the lung's arteries is blocked affecting ventilation. The blood flow to the heart is occluded and thus increases the pressure on the right ventricle. The blockage is usually a blood clot/s that has travelled from a different area of the body such as from the deep vein of the leg. This is usually due to deep vein thrombosis
It is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs that tends to damage certain parts of the lung, because of restricted blood flow and a decrease in oxygen levels in the blood. Slowly and gradually, they start affecting other organs too. The minor clots do not really harm a patient but large or multiple blood clots could turn out to be fatal. Consequently, blockages often turn out to be serious, resulting in the death of one-third of all people, in whose cases it is left undiagnosed and/or untreated.
These blood clots may have formed for various reasons, like collagen, tumour or air bubbles, but mostly, these form because of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a condition in which blood circulation to the portions of the lungs served by each blocked artery is hindered.
Pulmonary embolism can be diagnosed by the following early symptoms:
Here are some of the common pulmonary embolism causes:
There are certain risk factors of pulmonary embolism which are:
The healthcare professional will use the following tests for making a pulmonary embolism diagnosis:
Pulmonary embolism treatment entirely depends on the blood clot's location and size. Here are some treatment options to treat pulmonary embolism:
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Yes, since pulmonary embolism causes blood clots, it can also lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Yes, people who are involved in drugs such as cocaine, and illicit drugs are at high risk of pulmonary embolism.
Yes, you can feel pulmonary embolism and feel like you are having a heart attack and the pain is quite severe while you are breathing.
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