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Serious Blood Clots Common in COPD

Posted on Aug 3, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 A review of prior research suggests that up to one in four patients who are hospitalized for worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will have a blood clot in their lungs, a potentially life-threatening problem called pulmonary embolism. COPD, a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe, can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD – most people who have COPD smoke or used to smoke, but it is also associated with...

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