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What is pulmonary embolism?

Pulmonary embolism is when a blood vessel in the lung becomes blocked by a clot that has originated in another area of the body.

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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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