UK sources of information and / or support
Has a leaflet on Pulmondary Embolism.
Information from the British Lung Foundation.
Guidelines for the management of suspected acute pulmonary embolism. Aimed at doctors but of interest to all.
Wishes to increase awareness of thrombosis among the public and health professionals and to raise research funds to improve patient care through improved prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease (which can lead to a pulmonary embolism).
A campaign launched by a UK charity to raise public awareness of the risks of hospital-acquired blood clots (such as DVT and pulmonary embolism) and how easily they can be prevented.
A charity providing information and advice to people on oral anticoagulation therapy such as warfarin (which is often prescribed for people with a pulmonary embolism). Their website contains information about pulmonary embolism.
West Sussex Hospital NHS Trust provides a wide range of patient information, including one in this area.
Information from BUPA.
See also the Patient UK Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) page - a DVT is a common cause of a pulmonary embolism.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.