Embolia arterial

La embolia es un coágulo que se desplaza desde el lugar donde se formó hacia otra parte del cuerpo. La embolia puede alojarse en una arteria en la nueva ubicación y obstruir allí el flujo sanguíneo. La oclusión impide el paso normal de oxígeno y flujo sanguíneo hacia los tejidos adyacentes. Esto puede resultar en daño, destrucción e incluso muerte de los tejidos o necrosis en ese órgano. La embolia arterial requiere tratamiento inmediato y, a veces, hospitalización.Embolia arterial

Revision

Last reviewed 6/22/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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