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What are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism?
A person suffers a pulmonary embolism when a deep vein thrombosis blood clot breaks free from its point of origin and travels to the pulmonary artery. It blocks the flow of blood and oxygen, causing permanent damage to the lungs. If not treated quickly enough it can result in death.
Unfortunately, there are not always symptoms when pulmonary embolism occurs. Quite often, a person has a blood clot form and does not realize it until pulmonary embolism forces him or her to the emergency room. It is also possible that the signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism will be mistaken for other health conditions.
When a person does experience symptoms associated with pulmonary embolism, they could include one or more of the following:
Sudden, sharp chest pain
Chest pain that worsens with deep breathing
Shortness of breath
Increased heart rate
Excessive coughing that may bring up blood of foamy pink mucus
Palpitations in the heart
Many of these symptoms mimic heart attacks and patients often present in the emergency room or to emergency services assuming they are suffering a heart attack. Pulmonary embolism is similar to a heart attack in process, but the blockage affects the lungs and not the heart. The condition can be just as severe, so it is important to contact emergency services as soon as possible. Like a heart attack, swift treatment can mean the difference between life and death.
Symptoms also mimic other health conditions. A person experiencing a pulmonary embolism might assume his or her symptoms are related to anxiety. There have also been cases in which pulmonary embolism has been mistaken for pneumonia. Unfortunately, patients may not treat these symptoms seriously. They postpone treatment, which can have dire consequences. If you have any reason to suspect you may have a blood clot or you may be experiencing pulmonary embolism, contact emergency services immediately.
There are things that can be done to prevent pulmonary embolism. Most doctors begin treatment as soon as a clot is noticed. However, it is possible for a patient to have developed a clot and have no idea of its existence until pulmonary embolism symptoms begin. In most cases, medication is prescribed to treat the problem. Some situations are severe enough to warrant surgery, though it is rare this type of condition is treated with surgery.
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