Pulmonary embolism

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:697221
Registration status:Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018
Definition:

A blood clot that breaks off from the deep veins and travels round the circulation to block the arteries in the lung (pulmonary arteries). Most deaths arising from deep vein thrombosis are caused by pulmonary embolism (NICE 2015).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) 2015. Venous thromboembolism: reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in patients admitted to hospital. CG 92. London: NICE. Viewed 15 May 2018, https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/cg92.

Relational attributes

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Venous thromboembolism Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018