The symptoms of
pulmonary embolism may include:
- Shortness of breath that may occur
- Sudden, sharp chest pain that may become worse with deep
breathing or coughing.
- Rapid heart rate.
- Coughing up
blood or pink, foamy mucus.
- Signs of
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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