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what would cause a blood clot in a lung?

By Anonymous November 5, 2011 - 2:00pm
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question.  Pulmonary embolus is the end result of a deep vein thrombosis or blood clot elsewhere in the body.  PE, is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The blockage usually is caused by a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein in the leg.

A clot that forms in one part of the body and travels in the bloodstream to another part of the body is called an embolus. 

 PE is a serious condition that can:

  • Damage part of your lung because of a lack of blood flow to your lung tissue. This damage may lead to pulmonary hypertension (increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries).
  • Cause low oxygen levels in your blood.
  • Damage other organs in your body because of a lack of oxygen

 Here are some links that can help you,





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