Pulmonary Embolism

June 26th, 2009 - June 26th, 2012
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that can cause permanent damage to the affected lung, low oxygen levels in your blood, and damage to other organs in your body from not getting enough oxygen. If a clot is large, or if there are many clots, pulmonary embolism can cause death. This activity is supported in part by educational grants from Merck and Astellas.

More Information on Treating Thromboembolic Disease

More Information on Preventing Thromboembolism
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End Date: 6/26/2012


Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to: 1.) Recognize common causes of venous thromboembolism. 2.) Predict correct initial treatment for patients presenting with venous thromboembolism. 3.) Describe the most appropriate diagnostic test for patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism.

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The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.