pulmonary embolism n.
The obstruction of pulmonary arteries, usually by detached fragments of a clot from a leg or pelvic vein.
One witness who failed to appear suffered a pulmonary embolism and died before he could.
Hemorrhage, infection, and pulmonary embolism are all more common following a surgical birth.
McPherson died of a pulmonary embolism, though a coroner originally cited prolonged dehydration and bedrest as the cause.
A pulmonary embolism shouldn't kill him, but the effects were disproportionate to the cause and would last a while.
If large veins are injured, thrombosis may occur, and be followed by pulmonary embolism.
In cases of septic thrombosis the patients run a definite risk from pulmonary embolism.
Death in the fatal cases was attributed to pulmonary embolism, peritonitis, and in two to heart failure.
Spencer, in eighty-five total hysterectomies, had two deaths from pulmonary embolism.
The symptoms of pulmonary embolism may occur at any period from the hour of the operation up to the thirtieth day.
This dislodged a clot, and the woman was seized with the symptoms of pulmonary embolism and died in forty-seven minutes.