Pulmonary Embolism Topic Guide

Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Embolism: A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot in the lung. The clot typically comes from other areas of the body and travels to the lung, where it becomes lodged. Pulmonary embolism can cause serious problems, from shortness of breath to instantaneous death, depending on the nature of the clot.

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Pulmonary Embolism Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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fondaparinux Fondaparinux

Fondaparinux blocks the activity of certain clotting substances in the blood...learn more »

bivalirudin Bivalirudin

Bivalirudin is an anticoagulant (thrombin inhibitor) that helps prevent the formation of blood clots...learn more »

eptifibatide Eptifibatide

Eptifibatide helps to prevent platelets in your blood from sticking together and forming a blood clot. An unwanted blood clot can occur with certain heart o...learn more »

tirofiban Tirofiban

Tirofiban is used to prevent blood clots or heart attack in people with severe chest pain or other conditions, and in those who are undergoing a procedure ca...learn more »

anagrelide Anagrelide

Anagrelide is used to treat a blood cell disorder called thrombocythemia (also called thrombocytosis), which occurs when your body produces too many platelet...learn more »

dalteparin Dalteparin

Dalteparin is an anticoagulant that helps prevent the formation of blood clots...learn more »

enoxaparin Enoxaparin

Enoxaparin is an anticoagulant that helps prevent the formation of blood clots...learn more »

urokinase Urokinase

Urokinase is a thrombolytic (THROM-bo-LIT-ik) drug, sometimes called a "clot-busting" drug. It helps your body produce a substance that dissolves unwanted b...learn more »

heparin Heparin

Heparin is used to treat and prevent blood clots caused by certain medical conditions or medical procedures. Heparin is also used before surgery to reduce t...learn more »

warfarin Warfarin

Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots...learn more »