Alternate Names : Lung Embolus
How is the condition diagnosed?
The diagnosis of pulmonary embolus starts with a medical history and physical examination. Diagnostic tests may include:
arterial blood gases, which measure oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood
an electrocardiogram (ECG), which measures the electrical activity of the heart
a pulmonary perfusion scan, which shows the blood flow to all areas of the lungs
a pulmonary ventilation scan, which looks at the distribution of air in the lungs