Pulmonary Embolism symptomsPulmonary Embolism
Symptoms could include:
- Chest Pain
- Shortness of Breath
- Excessive sweating
- Coughing Up Blood
- Rapid Breathing
- Fast Heart Rate
- Clammy Skin
- Abnormal Heart Rhythms
- Stabbing Pain
- Blood Tinged Sputum
- Stopped Breathing
- Blue Lips
- Chest Pain at Rest
- Shortness of Breath On Exertion
- Shortness of Breath at Rest
- Painful Respiration
- Stops Breathing
- Chest Pain On Exertion
- Chest Pain, Sharp
- Blue Fingernails
- High-Pitched Breath Sounds
- Fluttering Heart
- Heart Rate Altered
- Blue Color Skin
- Chest Pain Under Breastbone
- Rapid Shallow Breathing
- Peripheral Cyanosis
- Moist Skin
- Unable to Take Deep Breaths
- Pleuritic chest pain
- Leg Pain
- Swollen Legs
- Low Blood Pressure
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people ages 15 and older visit the emergency room. In 2008, about nine percent of all ER visits were related to chest pain. (
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