Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery in the lungs. Recurrent embolism is caused by recurrence of proximal venous thrombosis. Recurrence of embolism can be prevented with the help of anticoagulant drugs, drinking plenty of fluids, regular exercise, etc.
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