Definition of Embolism:

Obstruction of a vessel by an abnormal body, usually a detached blood clot.

Topics Related to Embolism

A Potentially Urgent Medical Need

...our question about Chest pain made worse by breathing
“The sensation of a "catch" at the end of a deep breath is clinically important as a symptom of pulmonary embolism (a clot to the lung)...”

Anticoagulant / Blood Thinner

...as a treatment
“...Generally, anticoagulants are used to treat patients with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, and mechanical prosthetic heart valves...”
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Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...Blood clots (more common in those with pre-existing deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, hypertension, or clotting problems); Indigestion; Esophageal dilation (if a lap band surgery patient overeats); Hiatal hernia (lap band surgery only); Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...”

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

...the condition
“...Signs of a pulmonary embolism include...”

Hemolytic Anemia

...relationship to Pulmonary Embolism
“Sickle cell disease increases the risk of pulmonary embolism.”


...as a treatment
“...Heparin is used for anticoagulation for the following conditions ... Deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism...”

Natural Progesterone

...as a treatment
“...retention, increased risk of birth defects and early abortion, liver dysfunction, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding, acne, hirsutism (hair growth), insomnia, edema, weight changes, pulmonary embolism and premenstrual-like syndrome...”

Parkinson's Disease

...the condition
“...Other possible complications that can increase risk of death include aspiration (breathing in food or foreign objects), deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.”


...the condition
“...The underlying medical conditions that can cause pleurisy are numerous and include ... A blood clot in an artery of your lungs (pulmonary embolism)...”
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Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...Disruptions to the brain's blood circulation include cerebral hemorrhage, thrombosis, embolism, or subarachnoid hemorrhage...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...The danger lies in the chance that such a clot could travel to the lungs, where it can cause a potentially fatal condition called a pulmonary embolism.  (A blood clot in a vein near the surface of the body, as in varicose veins, rarely breaks free and causes trouble elsewhere...”

Pulmonary Embolism

...the condition
“Pulmonary embolism is a severe and life-threatening condition, caused when the pulmonary artery is blocked by foreign matter such as a blood clot (thrombus), fat, air or tumor tissue...”
...our question about A cough that produces mucus
“A cough that begins suddenly, sometimes mixed with blood-streaked sputum, is a frequently-seen symptom of pulmonary embolism, but other symptoms are more likely to point to the correct diagnosis.”


...the condition
“...Retinal Artery Occlusion is generally the result of an embolism that dislodges from somewhere else in the body and travels to the eye...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...Causes of acute shortness of breath include ... Pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung)...”


...the condition
“...Complications that can arise from a tetanus infection include ... Pulmonary embolism...”
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