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Category: Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism – Dr. Bill Girard

Pulmonary embolism – a blockage in the blood vessels of the lung – is one of the most common causes of death among hospitalized patients. More than 600,000 patients in the U.S. have a pulmonary embolism each year and more than 60,000 of them die. U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler pulmonologist Dr. Bill Girard discusses prevention and treatment in this post to Health Connection.

What is a pulmonary embolism? (first question)

What are the risk factors for pulmonary embolism? (skip to 0:45)

How common is pulmonary embolism and who is most likely to get one? (skip to 1:23)

What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism? (skip to 1:52)

How serious is a pulmonary embolism? (skip to 2:15)

How is pulmonary embolism treated? (skip to 3:55)

If a patient has had a pulmonary embolism in the past, is he or she more likely to have another one? (skip to 5:34)

Is there anything that can be done to prevent pulmonary embolism? (skip to 8:27)