A pulmonary nodule is a small round or oval-shaped growth in the lung. It is sometimes also called a spot on the lung or a coin lesion. Pulmonary nodules are generally smaller… than 3 centimeters in diameter. If the growth is larger than that, it is known as a pulmonary mass. A mass is more likely to represent a cancer than is a nodule. (MORE)
A pulmonary emboli is a blood clot, air bubble or a hard protein which was carried to the lung via the blood stream. The source of such blood clots may originate f…rom fatty tissues released into the blood stream as a result of a fracture. A frequent cause for clots are extensive sitting during long flights without movement. Additional causes are: heat strokes, obesity, burns and electrocution..
Signs: Shortness of breath, focused chest pains while breathing, dropping of blood pressure, faster heart beat, cold sweat, pale skin turning to blue, nausea and vomiting..
Can evolve into cardiac shock and heart failure..
Care: call for ambulance, provide oxygen, have victim sit or lie down based on shortness of breath (sitting makes it easier to breath) and blood pressure (if too low - lie down). (MORE)
The pulmonary arteries carry blood from the heart to the lungs, to drop off carbon dioxide and pick up oxygen. There are two pulmonary arteries, one going to the left lung and… one to the right. Knowledge provided by me - I'm a Paramedic. .
The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs..
Its function is to transport aerated blood back to heart. (MORE)
The pulmonary cavity is the space lined by parietal pleura that each lung occupies. The right and left pulmonary cavities are separated by the mediastinum. It is important to …not confuse the pleural cavity with the pulmonary cavity. The pleural cavity is the potential space between the parietal and visceral pleura containing a small amount of serous fluid that surrounds each lung.(MORE)