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What causes pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Small clot fragments: Common cause is separation of small clots in the venous system (such as the leg, etc) which return to heart and lodge in the lungs. Trauma, some infections, varicose veins with poor draining, phlebitis are recognized as common causes of the clotting.
Answered on Jul 29, 2019
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