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Complications of pulmonary embolism

Posted on January 13, 2015 8:42 am under Defective Metal Hip Implants

Biomet’s line of M2a and M2a-Magnum metal-on-metal hip implants are among the many popular prostheses in the country that promise relief and greater mobility. However, post-marketing observations of the device have shown that its metal-on-metal design causes debris to accumulate in the surrounding tissue, possibly allowing blood clots to develop and travel into the lungs, where they may cause pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism is deadly when it is left undiagnosed and untreated. During pulmonary embolism, it is more difficult for the heart to pump blood into the lungs. This increases your risk of pulmonary hypertension, wherein the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs and in some portions of the heart is too high. High blood pressure inside the lungs also allows the blood to clot, making pulmonary embolism a recurring condition.

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