An infarction means a portion of the lung has been blocked by a clot, which can have life-threatening consequences if left untreated.
This is because the blockage significantly hinders oxygen flow to the rest of the body, which organs need to function properly.
“My lungs were so full of blood clots that my right lung was severely damaged. I remained in the hospital for 10 days,” said Marianne.
Treatment for blood clots generally involves the administration of anticoagulant medication, which is also used as a preventive measure.