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I had a pulmonary embolism which turned into a pulmonary infarction.

Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism, meaning there was a sudden blockage of an artery in her lungs.

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McPherson died of a pulmonary embolism, though a coroner originally cited prolonged dehydration and bedrest as the cause.

One witness who failed to appear suffered a pulmonary embolism and died before he could.

Hemorrhage, infection, and pulmonary embolism are all more common following a surgical birth.

A pulmonary embolism shouldn't kill him, but the effects were disproportionate to the cause and would last a while.

Death in the fatal cases was attributed to pulmonary embolism, peritonitis, and in two to heart failure.

Death in such circumstances is usually attributed to embolism of the pulmonary artery.

Spencer, in eighty-five total hysterectomies, had two deaths from pulmonary embolism.

In cases of septic thrombosis the patients run a definite risk from pulmonary embolism.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to embolism, such as: coagulum, crassamentum, embolus, grume, and thrombus.

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