A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot which has lodged in one of the blood vessels which supplies the lungs. The clot, or embolism, will usually have originated in one of the veins in your leg, become dislodged and migrated to the lungs. Life Alert can give you a peace of mind and get you the help that you need even if you cannot reach a phone. By just pressing a single button you know that help is always there when you need it.

Clots happen because the circulation in the lower limbs has become impaired or sluggish. They are particularly common after operations like hip replacement and abdominal surgery. Heart failure patients who have been confined to bed for a long period may be at increased risk of this happening.

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