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What are the symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism?

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The symptoms of pulmonary embolism may include:

  • Shortness of breath that may occur suddenly.
  • Sudden, sharp chest pain that may become worse with deep breathing or coughing.
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Sweating.
  • Anxiety.
  • Coughing up blood or pink, foamy mucus.
  • Fainting.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Signs of shock.

Pulmonary embolism may be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms may occur with or are similar to other conditions, such as a heart attack, a panic attack, or pneumonia. Also, some people with pulmonary embolism do not have symptoms.

See a list of other conditions with similar symptoms.

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