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A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the blood vessels of the lungs. Normally, blood clots stop bleeding after an injury by forming. a protective seal over the injury and preventing the body from bleeding to death. When a blood clot breaks off of a vein or an artery and travels to the lungs, it can cause serious health problems.

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