is the destruction of lung cells
following a stopage of blood
circulation. This infarction is the consequence of the blockage of an artery
that irrigates lung tissue. The pulmonary infarction is a rare complication
of a pulmonary embolism
. Concretely, this means that a clot has migrated from another area of the body (usually the legs
) into a pulmonary artery
, where it is blocked. Clinical signs are typically coughing up black blood, chest pain
, and dry cough leading us to suspect a pulmonary embolism.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:37 AM by Jeff.