Description: This stock medical exhibit depicts the mechanism of pulmonary embolism. The first image shows a male figure with the circulatory system visible. The next image is a detail of a cut section of the femoral vein, showing a large clot and smaller pieces of the clot breaking off and traveling toward the heart and lungs. The final image is a cut section of the heart and lungs showing blood clots occluding the pulmonary arteries.
Last Updated: Apr 3rd, 2009
All Like This »