cleardot.gif (807 bytes)
 

pulmonary embolism.jpg (4174 bytes)

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. 

Anatomy of the Lung

Anatomy of the Respiratory System

Patient Information on Lung Diseases

Emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Occupational Lung Diseases

Parasitic Lung Diseases

Lung Disease Resource Sites

diseasemanagement.gif (1305 bytes)

What is Pulmonary Embolism?

Additional Information

Treatment

Resource Site



Anatomy Sites

Patient Tutorials


Tap the Medic to return to symptomlinks


This page last modified on Wednesday September 11, 2013

Translate

Notice

By using information from this website and/or any of its related link pages, the user acknowledges and agrees that the information contained is provided only for the purpose of improving communications about a possible medical condition with a qualified, licensed physician during a consultation visit. The site does not contain information on the signs and symptoms of all diseases. A physician is best qualified to assess health status within the context of the clinical files kept for each patient's medical and familial history, age and sex. Only a physician can make a judgment on the significance of the signs and symptoms of a disease. The signs and symptoms included in this web site are widely published in the literature and known by physicians to have been associated with specific diseases.


Send comments about this service or new url link recommendations to: webmaster@symptomlinks.com
Copyright
December 2002-June 2013  symptomlinks.com