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Friend on facebook just diagnosed with blood clots in the lung. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

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Dr. Philip Ovadia
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ie Pulmonary embolus

Blood clots in the lungs are not new.
The medical term for them is pulmonary embolism (pe). Pe can occur for many reasons, and often times result from blood clots in the veins in the legs that break off and get trapped in the vessels in the lungs. They can lead to breathing difficulty and even death if severe. Treatment involves blood thinners and/or surgery to dissolve or remove the clots.

In brief: Ie Pulmonary embolus

Blood clots in the lungs are not new.
The medical term for them is pulmonary embolism (pe). Pe can occur for many reasons, and often times result from blood clots in the veins in the legs that break off and get trapped in the vessels in the lungs. They can lead to breathing difficulty and even death if severe. Treatment involves blood thinners and/or surgery to dissolve or remove the clots.
Dr. Philip Ovadia
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ancient

Blood clots in lung are known as pulmonary embolism.
They are as old as time. They usually begin in the lower extremity then travel to the lung.

In brief: Ancient

Blood clots in lung are known as pulmonary embolism.
They are as old as time. They usually begin in the lower extremity then travel to the lung.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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In brief: Blood clots

New as the bible.
Blood clots in the lungs are a dangerus diagnosis that may lead to shortness of breath and even death. Usually start from the legs and travel to lungs. Associated with obesity, sitting for a long time (like on a long plane trip.) very important to follow up with a doctor as medications are needed to treat this problem.

In brief: Blood clots

New as the bible.
Blood clots in the lungs are a dangerus diagnosis that may lead to shortness of breath and even death. Usually start from the legs and travel to lungs. Associated with obesity, sitting for a long time (like on a long plane trip.) very important to follow up with a doctor as medications are needed to treat this problem.
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