pulmonary embolism (pe)
A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that has formed in the veins of the periphery and broken off, then traveled through your bloodstream and lodged in your lungs. This is usually a complication from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The two conditions together are often referred to a venous thromboembolism (VTE). Symptoms are dependent on the size and location of your blood clot but may include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, chest pain, lightheadedness, or coughing or spitting up blood. The spectrum of signs and symptoms for pulmonary embolisms can be very broad ranging from some mild shortness of breath all the way to death.
Horizon Vascular Specialists has been a leader in treating massive and submassive pulmonary embolism with endovascular methods and working with the community medical system to ensure patients get the best care and outcomes closer to home.
In the video below, Dr. Jeffrey Wang discusses the importance of bringing pulmonary embolectomy services to the local Shady Grove Adventist Hospital community.
After proper diagnosis, the vascular specialists at Horizon will ensure your treatment is customized to your needs.
Potential treatments include: