Causes of Pulmonary Embolism

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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3. Surgery

Another common cause of a pulmonary embolism is surgery. Blood clots can form from a person being immobilized and a patient who is in surgery for a long time is just that: immobile. Also, if they require a lengthy recovery in bed, their risk of blood clots increases even more. Compression garments and a device called intermittent pneumatic compression are used for such patients to avoid blood clots from forming.

Medication is often provided to the patient after surgery to help prevent the chances of blood clots developing. Regular check-ups should also be provided to help ensure that all is going well.

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