What is Acute Pulmonary Embolism?
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition in which a blood clot forms – usually in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm (deep vein thrombosis or DVT). When the clot travels in the circulation and lodges in the lungs, it is known as pulmonary embolism (PE).
Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is a condition where one or more clots break off and travel from existing venous clots in the arms or legs in the circulation, getting trapped in the lung, where they block the ability of blood to get to specific areas of the pulmonary arteries to receive oxygen.In intermediate-risk or high-risk cases, this may lead to a strain on the heart's ability to pump blood through the lungs which can then lead to heart failure and/or cardiovascular collapse.
Common PE Symptoms Include