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Pulmonary Embolism - Symptoms

The symptoms of pulmonary embolism may include:

Pulmonary embolism may be hard to diagnose because its symptoms may occur with or are similar to other conditions, such as a heart attack, asthma, a panic attack, or pneumonia. Also, some people with pulmonary embolism don't have symptoms.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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