Pulmonary Embolism

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has a leaflet on Pulmondary Embolism.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Information from the British Lung Foundation.

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British Thoracic Society

Guidelines for the management of suspected acute pulmonary embolism. Aimed at doctors but of interest to all.

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Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity

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).

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Stop the Clot

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.

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Anticoagulation Europe

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.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - Advice for Surgical Patients

West Sussex Hospital NHS Trust provides a wide range of patient information, including one in this area.

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Pulmonary embolism

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.

Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
8257 (v6)
Last Checked:
18 November 2011

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