Pulmonary embolism: The route to recovery

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


  1. FAS Ligand says

    1:20 "individuals at increased risk of pulmonary embolism include: All the people"


  2. ultradeadd says

    good video

  3. Ben Rowe says

    I like this simple and concise explanatory style.

  4. GrimmReality says

    Yep I got one from a stay in hospital, and then had to stay longer 😡, lucky I’m not from the USA and live in a civilised country that actually has a half decent health care system, or it would have bankrupted me

  5. Dylan T says

    this video is great form my existential anxiety. so thanks for that…

  6. David Scott says

    This made me feel very anxious and like I'm going to die. Thank you for the learning though. ^_^

  7. qwaqwa1960 says

    Well…that was uplifting :-} Sigh… Life… 56 is the new 36, right…?

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