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PULMONARY EMBOLISM

This condition is caused by a blockage of one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs due to blood clots. It is most commonly caused by deep vein thrombosis, which is when a blood clot forms in a vein, deep inside the body. Blood clots can occur due to injury or damage to blood vessels, inactivity or cancer.

Symptoms

 

Diagnosis

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Chest X-Ray
  • CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA)
  • Ventilation-perfusion (VQ) scan

Treatment

  • Antiplatelet medication
  • Thrombolysis
  • Pulmonary embolectomy
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