What is a Pulmonary Embolism?

January 15, 2017

A Pulmonary embolism is the block in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is formed by blood clots that progress to the lungs from the legs or seldom to other parts of the body (deep vein thrombosis) Since the clots block blood flow to lungs, pulmonary embolism can be life threatening. However, immediate treatment can greatly reduce the risk of death. Taking measures…