Recognize the Signs of Pulmonary Embolism

The signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism may be subtle and may include the following complaints, listed in order of frequency:

  • Sudden shortness of breath

  • Sharp chest pains (may get worse with deep breaths)

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Unexplained cough, sometimes with bloody mucus

  • Apprehension or anxiety

  • Sweating

  • Feeling faint

  • Tiredness

Some people with a pulmonary embolism may not have any symptoms, and it can be hard to diagnose until after a clotting event has occurred.

If you have questions about pulmonary embolism and its symptoms, call the IHTC.

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