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Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism: What it is, Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Treatments | National Heart Centre Singapore

Pulmonary Embolism - What it is

Pulmonary embolism occurs when there is a blockage in a pulmonary artery located in the lungs. For many cases, the condition is caused by blood clots which travel to from the legs to the lungs.

In severe cases, the blood clots will block blood flow to the lungs and can be life-threatening. Prevent the formation of blood clots in the legs can help protect against pulmonary embolism. Immediate treatment also greatly reduces the risk of death.

Pulmonary Embolism - How to prevent?

Pulmonary Embolism - Preparing for surgery

Pulmonary Embolism - Post-surgery care

Pulmonary Embolism - Other Information

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