DOCTOR'S VIEW ARCHIVE
Lung Blood Clot Risk Factors in Women
BOSTON-Abnormal blood clotting in veins can result
in blood clots traveling to the lungs. The condition whereby
blood clots migrate to the lungs is referred to as pulmonary embolism.
Pulmonary embolism can lead to serious lung and heart damage,
as well as death.
A recent study published in the Journal of
the American Medical Association (1997;277:642-645)
risk factors for pulmonary embolism in women.