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University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Pulmonary embolism

Doctors Listing

Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong


Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee
  • Dr Khoo See Meng
  • Dr Jason Phua
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping


Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo

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Definition

The blood vessels connected to the lungs may sometimes be blocked by blood clots. This typically occurs in patients with risk factors such as cancers, being bed bound, and those after surgery. Symptoms include breathlessness, and there may be an unusually low amount of oxygen in the blood.

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Treatment and drugs

Treatment usually involves medications to thin the blood.

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