By: Sydney Wyatt, Taylor Gahagan
What is Pulmonary Embolism?
What are the Symptoms?
clammy or bluish skin
chest pain that may extend to the arm,neck,jaw and shoulder
spitting up blood
How is Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosed
computerized tomography ( cat scan)
duplex venous ultrasound
How is Pulmonary Embolism treated
Anticoagulants: Also called blood thinners the drugs heparin and warfarin prevents new blood clots from forming they can save your life in an emergency situation
Clot dissolvers: speeds up the break down of a clot they are typically reserved for emergency situations because side effects may include dangerous problems