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  • It was a retrograde embolism.
  • A pulmonary embolism can take your life in an instant.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, it could have been an embolism, because your blood clots much more easily when you are lying down for a long time, like when you are in hospital.†   (source)
  • Maybe there was an air embolism … " We entered the rear of the building, the nearest entrance, the water splashing softly behind us, a light breeze following us in.†   (source)
  • His mother had died first, quite unexpectedly, while awaiting the birth of a second child, of an arterial blockage caused by phlebitis, an embolism, Dr. Heidekind had called it, triggering instantaneous cardiac paralysis—she had been sitting up in bed, laughing, and it looked as if she simply toppled over in a fit of laughter, whereas in fact she did it because she was dead.†   (source)
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