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How doctors diagnose pulmonary embolism

Posted on September 28, 2015 9:18 am under Bard G2 IVC Filters

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a lung condition that occurs when one of the arteries inside your lungs is blocked. PE can be a result of many different risk factors, including clotting disorders, genetics, and an unhealthy lifestyle. The use of certain medical devices, such as IVC filters, may also cause this condition.

PE is a medical emergency that may ultimately result in death if not diagnosed promptly. Doctors can learn about PE in a variety of tests, including:

  • Pulmonary angiography – An imaging test that involves the use of X-rays and a special dye to detect any abnormality on how blood flows through the lungs
  • Electrocardiography – Measures your heart’s electrical activities
  • Venography – Involves the use of radiopaque fluid to see how the blood flows through the veins
  • Other imaging tests – These include chest X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computerized tomography (CT) scans

If you are considering taking legal action against the maker of Bard G2 IVC Filter after being harmed by this medical device and want to learn about the possibility of filing a claim, speak with our team of product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.