embolism

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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)

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10 that she suffered a pulmonary embolism following the September birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Embolisms caused by air bubbles are usually treated in a special chamber to reduce their size.
In our case, CECT and MRI successfully revealed the lower lobe pulmonary artery segmental branches bilaterally and the daughter vesicles of the cystic embolisms inside the inferior vena cava [6,10].
A fat embolism is represented by the migration of a fat particle from the bone's marrow to a blood vessel.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT) have been attempted to detect cerebral air embolisms (CAE), but a review study conducted by Elliott and Moon in 1996, concluded that clinical evaluation and CT are still preferred for the assessment of CAE.
A 20-YEAR-OLD Limassol student collapsed and died on Sunday after suffering a massive pulmonary embolism, doctors said yesterday.
NICE, FRANCE -- When pulmonary embolism is suspected, clinicians also should be looking for thromboembolic disease in the venous system, Dr.
The blood clots cause Deep Vein Thrombosis, and in some cases the clots travel up to the lungs, causing potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.
By obstructing the blood flow through the lungs, pulmonary embolisms cause difficulty breathing, chest pain and palpitations.
A research letter, published in The Lancet, examined 29 women who died from pulmonary embolisms in New Zealand, where there is high use of the third-generation Pill.
Beginning in October 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will cease reimbursing healthcare institutions for air embolisms, which are events that CMS considers preventable.