Pulmonary embolism occurs when an embolus, or a blood clot, travels into the lungs and lodges into one of its arteries. This condition can cause serious, sometimes even life-threatening health risks, such as pulmonary hypertension and heart failure. People who smoke, have a cardiovascular disease, and sit or stand for a prolonged period of time are at highest risk of developing this disease.
To prevent pulmonary embolism, consider these tips:
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