What is Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
About half of all people who have pulmonary embolism (PE) display virtually no symptoms, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute reports. In fact, many aren’t aware at all of having the condition. (1) The number of people affected by PE and deep vein thrombosis is between 300,000-600,000 people each year in the United States alone. (2)
Pulmonary embolism is life-threatening and very serious regardless of which symptoms are present. One of the scariest things about pulmonary embolism is that it can cause immediate reactions without any warning signs. When someone with PE does notice abnormal changes in their breathing, chest pains, rapid heart rate or other symptoms, they might assume it’s due to another less serious health problem. For example, such as a respiratory infection, acid reflux or passing illness.
What can you do to lower your risk for pulmonary embolism while you have the chance? Prevention and treatments for PE and DVT include: improving your diet, exercising, avoiding long periods of inactivity, and staying at a healthy weight. Use special precaution following injury to a vein, trauma, a hospital stay or post-surgery.
Pulmonary embolism (sometimes referred to as PE) is a serious condition. It’s characterized by having one or more blood clots in a lung artery. This is usually caused by a clot suddenly traveling to the lungs from a patient’s leg.
A blood clot in the leg is called deep vein thrombosis (or DVT). DVT sometimes results in the clot breaking away from its original location. Then the clot travels through the bloodstream to another part of the body, such as the brain or a lung. Once the clot blocks normal blood flow to one of the lungs, permanent damage due to reduced oxygen, or even death, can result. When left untreated, about 30 percent of patients who have PE will die due to tissue damage, death of healthy cells and complications.
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