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If you have DVT, what breathing problems should prompt a call to 911?

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If you have any of these symptoms, call 911 or go to the emergency room right away.

�Sudden cough, which may be bloody

�Rapid breathing or sudden shortness of breath, even while resting

�Chest pain: sharp or stabbing, burning, aching, or dull (might get worse with deep breaths, coughing, eating, or bending)

�Sudden rapid heart rate

SOURCES:

American Venous Forum: "Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis and Its Complications."

WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicine: "Deep Venous Thrombosis."

MedlinePlus: "Medical Encyclopedia: Pulmonary Embolus."

NHS Choices: "Deep vein thrombosis - Complications."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on August 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Venous Forum: "Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis and Its Complications."

WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicine: "Deep Venous Thrombosis."

MedlinePlus: "Medical Encyclopedia: Pulmonary Embolus."

NHS Choices: "Deep vein thrombosis - Complications."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on August 25, 2019

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