embolism


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to embolism: air embolism, arterial embolism
  • noun

Synonyms for embolism

an insertion into a calendar

occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

References in periodicals archive ?
2009;361:1139-51), and the Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared With Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation (ROCKET AF) study that pitted rivaroxaban against warfarin in 14,264 randomized patients (N.
Many studies have found that acute pulmonary embolism was an undiagnosed cause of death in post-mortem analyses.
Acute pulmonary embolism masquerading as acute myocardial infarction.
13,14) Factors influencing the possibility of embolism include volume of air insufflated, the rate of insufflation, and patient positioning.
The link between prolonged sitting and pulmonary embolism was first reported among air raid shelter users in London during the Second World War," he said.
The term venous thromboembolism (VTE) is used to cover both deep vein thrombosis and the potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.
Amniotic fluid embolism The escape of some of the fluid that surrounds the baby in the uterus into the mother's circulation.
A new study, published online in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at whether people with moderate or severe asthma had an increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.
Iatrogenic air embolism following CT-guided lung needle biopsy
8, had fallen victim to a pulmonary embolism - a blood clot in his lung - among other ailments, according to a report released by a coroner's officer.
Prompted by a likely case of oxygen embolism in our institution, we reviewed the literature and evidence related to the use of hydrogen peroxide in surgery.
Background: Air embolism is a well-published complication arising from central venous catheter use.
It is considered a medical emergency, as it could lead to a pulmonary embolism, which occurs if the clot (or a portion of it) dislodges and travels to the lungs.
WISN typically occurs in obese perimenopausal women who are receiving anticoagulant therapy for deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism.