Pulmonary Embolism

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about pulmonary embolism, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

What Is a Pulmonary Embolism?

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage caused by a clot in an arteries leading to the lungs, usually originating in a deep vein in the legs, arms, or pelvis.

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Immediate Compression Could Prevent DVT Complications

Researchers studied nearly 600 people with deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT, formartion of a blood clot, to determine the effects of immediate compression therapy.

By Diane Domina

Top 6 Risk Factors for Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE)–a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has traveled through the blood system from elsewhere in the body–occurs equally in men and women, but risk increases with age. For every 10 y...

By Allison Bush