Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs, the blood vessels carrying blood from the heart to the lungs
. This blockage may cause serious problems, like damage of lung, low levels of oxygen and even death. If you have the following symptoms, you may have a pulmonary embolism.
- Pain of chest, which may get worse with a deep breath
- Sudden short breath or rapid breathing
- Fast heartbeat
- Sudden cough
- Coughing with blood
- Dizziness or fainting
Pulmonary embolism may not always cause symptoms. Call your doctor if you notice some of the symptoms.
Keywords: symptoms of pulmonary embolism; signs of pulmonary embolism.