Disorders like anemia and thrombosis can affect any components of the blood. Understanding them can help you explore treatment and make informed choices regarding your care.
Pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs, most typically from deep vein thrombosis. There are several risk factors you can control.
A pulmonary embolus is a blood clot that lodges in the lungs, resulting in a medical emergency. Reviewed by a board-certified pulmonologist.
There are a variety of medications and procedures available to treat pulmonary embolism - with anticoagulants being the most common approach.
After a pulmonary embolus there is a lot you need to do to help yourself recover and to prevent another pulmonary embolus. Here's how to cope and live well.
Classic symptoms of pulmonary embolus include shortness of breath, chest pain, and cough, but symptoms can be much milder.
Cancer patients are about four times as likely to develop venous thromboembolism, which includes both pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.
A pulmonary embolus is diagnosed using a three-step plan designed to make a quick diagnosis without unnecessary testing.
The pulmonary arteries carry blood to the lungs to become oxygenated. These vessels are the main pulmonary trunk and left and right pulmonary arteries.
The pulmonary vein is unique in that it carries oxygenated blood. Learn about its structure, location, function, and congenital and acquired conditions.
In pulmonary infarction, a portion of lung tissue dies due to an interruption in blood flow. Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatment.