Your risk of an embolismis increased by:
An embolism is a condition where the blood flow in an artery is blocked by a foreign body, such as a blood clot or an air bubble.
A foreign body is any object or substance which shouldn't be in your blood. Foreign bodies that cause embolisms are known as emboli a single emboli is called an embolus. Blood clots Blood contains n
Your risk of an embolismis increased by: being overweight or obese having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more being pregnant being 60 years old or over smoking having heart disease being i
How an embolism is treated will depend on: what caused the blockage the size of the blockage where in the body the blockage is A surgical procedure called an embolectomy is sometimes carried out