Through locating a catheter in the main organ, heart, it is possible to detect the PE accurately. Pulmonary embolism is always hidden, with many symptoms less severe disorders have. Doctors usually make a final conclusion only after placing an injecting dye into the vessels.
Physicians may only see the problems using a special imaging equipment, which has significantly updated during the last decade. So-called CT angiography is one of the most reliable techniques used to define the pulmonary embolism. Because of the lack of signs and similarity with some less serious health conditions, the diagnosis may be postponed or just wrong.
Because it is hard to identify the illness from the first sight, doctors highly recommend preventing the disease by knowing the main factors of risk. Check out whether you possess so-called deep vein thrombosis. It is the top risk factor. Along with DVT, it might be dangerous not to move for a while. When driving a car all day long, try to have a rest and do some exercises. The same can be said about working days in office.
Blood clots usually appear in the lower extremities, so it is important to keep them ‘alive’ even after a serious surgery. There is a special set of exercises for such patients. Do not let the clot get into the bloodstream, trying to reach other organs and block the major lungs’ artery, or your body will stop receiving enough oxygen. Chronic heart disease, paralysis, or smoking are some other good reasons for pulmonary embolism to show up.