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Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism

Posted on September 27, 2015 9:22 am under Bard G2 IVC Filters

Pulmonary embolism is a fatal medical condition that happens when an embolus, or a clot, lodges in one of the arteries of the lungs, causing affected parts of the lungs to be damaged. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this medical condition affects approximately 900,000 in the U.S., or 1% to 2% per 1,000 people.

Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism include:

  • Difficulty breathing, especially during physical activity
  • Coughing, which produces sputum that can sometimes be streaked with blood
  • Chest pain, especially when having a deep breath, coughing, eating, or bending

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