Blood clots cause serious illness and the veins of the lungs are one of the most dangerous places for a blockage to occur. When a pulmonary artery is blocked – a condition known as pulmonary embolism – symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest pain and fainting. This animation describes the risk factors, mechanisms and treatment of pulmonary embolism.
Find more information on pulmonary embolism and other vaso-occlusive disorders here: https://www.nature.com/collections/tlmcpdxbph
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13th December 2018