Pulmonary Embolism: Summary

by Joseph Alpert, MD

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    00:01 So in summary pulmonary embolism can usually be diagnosed with one of several non-invasive tests. For example, the CT angiogram of the lungs.

    00:09 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.

    00:27 And pulmonary embolism can be fatal if a large proportion of the lung circulation is obstructed.

    00:33 So it’s an illness to be taken very seriously.

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