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…


Understanding Blood Vessels

Blood vessels are a then  layer of  squamous epithelium, also called endothelium, which keeps your blood cells inside the blood vessels. Endothelium, also keeps blood clots from forming. The endothelium lines the body’s entire circulatory system, extending form the heart’s interior, called the endocardium. There are three primary types of blood vessels: Veins, Arteries and Capillaries. Blood vessels names are based on the region of the body they carry blood through…

October 17, 2014