Pulmonary Embolism News and Research

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A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung.
Traffic pollution can be deadly as it increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis

Traffic pollution can be deadly as it increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis

Study looks at use of powerful anticoagulants to prevent pulmonary embolism

Study looks at use of powerful anticoagulants to prevent pulmonary embolism

Cancer risk slightly higher for women in discontinued hormone treatment trial

Cancer risk slightly higher for women in discontinued hormone treatment trial

Mechanism of blood clot elasticity revealed in high definition

Mechanism of blood clot elasticity revealed in high definition

Novel treatment for blood clots in the legs appears to be safe and effective

Novel treatment for blood clots in the legs appears to be safe and effective

New therapy for blood clots in the legs appears to be safe and effective

New therapy for blood clots in the legs appears to be safe and effective

Extra warning of blood clot risk with contraceptive skin patch

Extra warning of blood clot risk with contraceptive skin patch

Label change for Ortho Evra Contraceptive Transdermal Patch

Label change for Ortho Evra Contraceptive Transdermal Patch

Study examines computed tomographic pulmonary angiography for diagnosing blood clots in the lung

Study examines computed tomographic pulmonary angiography for diagnosing blood clots in the lung

Gastric bypass complications

Gastric bypass complications

Mortality rates 71 percent lower at top-rated hospitals

Mortality rates 71 percent lower at top-rated hospitals

Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women

Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women

Studies assess blood clot prevalence outside hospital prevention in hospital

Studies assess blood clot prevalence outside hospital prevention in hospital

FDA panel will help decide fate of drug Evista for preventing breast cancer

FDA panel will help decide fate of drug Evista for preventing breast cancer

Computers pass dosage test for thrombosis drugs

Computers pass dosage test for thrombosis drugs

Venous thromboembolism in the U.S.

Venous thromboembolism in the U.S.

Four hours in ecomony class doubles the risk for deep vein thrombosis

Four hours in ecomony class doubles the risk for deep vein thrombosis

Simple clinical criteria can eliminate pulmonary embolism risk and expense

Simple clinical criteria can eliminate pulmonary embolism risk and expense

Merits and risks of postmenopausal hormone therapy

Merits and risks of postmenopausal hormone therapy

Simple scoring system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk

Simple scoring system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk