Definitions for "Pulmonary Embolism"
Keywords:  embolism, clot, lodge, emboli, embolus
A clot in the lungs, most often caused by a deep vein thrombosis (clot in a vein in the legs) that has broken free and traveled to the lungs. Risk of PE decreases after blood-thinners are given.
obstruction of an artery or one of its branches in the lungs by a blood clot[close window
a blood clot in a lungs, causing a severe impairment of respiratory function
Keywords:  fatal, hours, warning, serious, kill
a potentially fatal condition that can kill within hours
a potentially fatal event that can result in patient death within hours
a very serious condition that can be fatal without even presenting any symptoms as warning signs
a life threatening complication