If you think you or a loved one is having a pulmonary embolism, call 911 immediately.
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot travels through your veins into the pulmonary artery, effectively blocking the flow of blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs.
A pulmonary embolism can be a life-threatening illness if not attended to immediately. At the University of Maryland Medical Center, our team is trained and prepared to treat this complicated disease process.
Learn more about the two types of pulmonary embolisms:
- Acute Pulmonary Embolism and the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT)
- Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH), which is treated with a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE)