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Pulmonary Embolism is characterized by shortness of breath, faintness, chest pain, rapid heart rate, fever, swelling and pain in legs, colored sputum and persistent cough. It refers to a blood clot which may begin in a deep vein in the leg or pelvis, moves through the blood stream and becomes lodged in a branch of an artery that nourishes the lungs.

The following Symptoms of Pulmonary Edema will help you decide how to proceed.  While being symptom-free does not guarantee that a person is disease-free, if you answer "YES" to one or more of the following, you should talk to your doctor about the need for a more thorough examination and testing. 

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