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How Do You Know if It’s a Pulmonary Embolism?

March 10, 2018

From the Everyday Health website

According to the American Thoracic Society, upwards of one million people in the United States are affected by pulmonary embolism.

The most common signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute are:

+ Being short of breath for no obvious reason

+ Feeling pain in your chest with every breath

+ Coughing up blood

“The deeper you breathe, the more painful it becomes,” says Alan Ackermann, DO, founder and medical director of Aventura Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness in Aventura, Florida. Plus, he says, your symptoms are going to be unrelenting and continuous. Pulmonary embolism symptoms don’t typically go away on their own.

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