The presence of a pulmonary embolism

A patient with a history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) presents with sudden-onset shortness of breath, chest pain, and an increased heart rate. She has been on anticoagulant therapy for the past few months due to the DVT. ACT pulmonary angiogram confirms the presence of a pulmonary embolism. In the context of this patient’s pulmonary embolism, what is the role of plasmin?
Plasmin inhibits further clot formation in the pulmonary arteries.

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