gives you a similar picture. Very, very excellent
picture, both non-invasive.
So in summary pulmonary embolism can usually
be diagnosed with one of several non-invasive
tests. For example, the CT angiogram of the
The CT angiogram of the lungs involves intravenous
injection of a dye that appears white to the
x-ray machine and defects in an artery that
is filled with dye are the result of a blood
clot in the lung. And, as we’ve talked about,
in 90% of the time this originates in the
veins of the leg.
And pulmonary embolism can be fatal if a large
proportion of the lung circulation is obstructed.
So it’s an illness to be taken very seriously.