pulmonary embolism n.
The obstruction of pulmonary arteries, usually by detached fragments of a clot from a leg or pelvic vein.
Hemorrhage, infection, and pulmonary embolism are all more common following a surgical birth.
McPherson died of a pulmonary embolism, though a coroner originally cited prolonged dehydration and bedrest as the cause.
One witness who failed to appear suffered a pulmonary embolism and died before he could.