Week 5 bro - PE * Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage of...

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PE * Pulmonary embolism ( PE ) is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has travelled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream ( embolism ). The exact number of people affected by DVT and PE isn't known. Estimates suggest these conditions affect 300,000 to 600,000 people in the United States each year. If left untreated, about 30 percent of patients who have PE will die. PE occurs equally in men and women. The risk increases with age. For every 10 years after age 60, the risk of having PE doubles. Your risk for PE is high if you have DVT or a history of DVT. Your risk also is high if you've had PE before. * PE is treated with medicines, procedures, and other therapies. The main goals of treating PE are to stop the blood clot from getting larger and keep new clots from forming. Treatment varies depending on how severe your symptoms are. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/pe/pe_summary.html
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