A pulmonary embolism is as bad as it sounds – it can restrict blood flow to the lungs and cause damage, and in some cases it can be fatal, according to Healthline.com.
There are telltale symptoms and certain risk factors involved with a pulmonary embolism, but luckily it can be treated. Let’s take a closer look at 12 things to know about them…
1. What Is It?
Healthline.com notes that a pulmonary embolism refers to a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. The result is possible lung damage due to limited blood flow, as well as decreased oxygen levels in the blood, adds the source.
A pulmonary embolism may impact certain other organs as well, it adds. The problem can be life threatening, and can even lead to death, it adds.