Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism is the most dangerous complication of deep vein thrombosis

Pulmonary embolism

If a thrombosis is not treated

If a blood clot forms in a deep leg vein, the blood pools and the vein becomes inflamed. Besides the pain of the venous inflammation, the complications of deep vein thrombosis are particularly feared: if parts of the blood clot become dislodged, they can be swept into the lung in the blood circulation: this causes a so-called pulmonary embolism that can end in death.

The danger of a pulmonary embolism is highest in the first three to five days of a thrombosis.

Development of a pulmonary embolism

Health personnel will make the diagnosis and can prescribe compression stockings, e.g. from medi if necessary.

Your medical retailer will fit them individually for you.