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- Website: UpToDate - patient information
- Resource type: Article
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Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot leaves a vein and travels to the lung. Treatment includes blood thinners to prevent a new or growing blood clot. This lowers the risk of complications.
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blood thinner, anticoagulant, thrombophilia , polycythemia, heparin, embolectomy
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Rated on: 6/21/2016 2:28:07 PM
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