What is PE/DVT?
A pulmonary embolus is a blockage of an artery in the lungs by fat, air, a blood clot, or tumor cells. A pulmonary embolus is most often caused by a blood clot in a vein, especially a vein in the leg, thigh or in the pelvis (hip area) that travels to the lung.
Deep venous thrombosis(DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein that is deep inside the body. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) mainly affects the large veins in the lower leg and thigh. Blood clots may form when something slows or changes the flow of blood in the veins. The clot can block blood flow and cause swelling and pain. When a clot breaks off and moves through the bloodstream, this is called an embolism. An embolism can get stuck in the brain, lungs, heart, or other area, leading to severe damage.
We are currently reviewing new studies for enrollment in the near future.
All qualified participants will receive at no cost study related medical care and study-related medication.
If you are interested in this study or more information, contact CardioPulmonary Research at 314-439-LUNG (5864).