Patient Care

Pulmonary Embolism

What is Pulmonary Embolism?

A Pulmonary Embolism occurs when blood vessels connected to the lungs become blocked by blood clots. This typically occurs in patients with risk factors such as cancer, being bed bound, and patients who have had surgery.

What are the signs & symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism?

Symptoms include breathlessness, and an unusually low amount of oxygen in the blood.

What are the treatment options for Pulmonary Embolism?

Treatment usually involves medications to thin the blood.

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