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What can make pulmonary embolism worse?

Pulmonary embolism can be made worse by having an underlying heart or lung condition. For instance, in cases of pulmonary hypertension, where the blood pressure in the lungs and right side of the heart is too high, the heart has to work harder to push blood through these vessels.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 11 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchiectasis

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