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Pulmonary embolism in the elderly

Pulmonary embolism (PE) refers to the pathological and clinical syndrome caused by the impaction of substances into the pulmonary artery and its branches and blocking the blood supply of pulmonary tissue. The common embolus is thrombus, and the rare ones are neobiological cell clusters, fat droplets, bubbles and so on. Because the lung tissue has a dual blood supply of pulmonary artery bronchial artery, and there can be direct gas exchange between the lung tissue and alveolar gas, most pulmonary embolism does not necessarily form infarction, and there is no obvious clinical manifestation. Pulmonary embolism is a common and frequently occurring disease in the elderly.


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