pulmonary embolism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pulmonary embolism blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
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Usage

In literature:

It may also mean that embolism has taken place, and the pulmonary artery is blocked, withholding blood from the lungs.
"The Grey Room" by Eden Phillpotts
A pulmonary embolism shouldn't kill him, but the effects were disproportionate to the cause and would last a while.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
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In news:

"There is no definitive evidence that dehydration, travel in economy class , and drinking alcoholic beverages on the flight are related" to the risk of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, the guidelines say.
Defense says pulmonary embolism was real cause of death, not low fluids.
Isaac Hanson undergoes surgery for pulmonary embolism .
Pulmonary Embolism Higher at Low Volume Hospitals.
A key risk factor for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism .
Thrombectomy to Treat Pulmonary Embolism.
Rivaroxaban for Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis , Pulmonary Embolism.
FDA Clears Rivaroxaban to Treat Deep Vein Thrombosis , Pulmonary Embolism.
A key risk factor for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Rivaroxaban for Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism.
Detroit Mayor Bing being treated for acute pulmonary embolism.
Rapper Heavy D died of pulmonary embolism and other conditions, a coroner's report revealed Tuesday.
NBC correspondent David Bloom died of a pulmonary embolism after his blood clot ted from sitting for an extended period in tanks.
Renee Crist, age 31, died suddenly, in the arms of her husband, Rob Sheffield, of an unforeseen pulmonary embolism, on Mother's Day, 1997.
Enoxaparin Reduces VTE Risk in Patients at Highest Risk Venous thromboembolism is a potentially serious complication in which clots develop, blocking blood flow to the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism).
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In science:

As an example, consider long-term anticoagulation treatment, as often given after events such as stroke, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
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