Pulmonary Embolism Is A Killer Aided By The Failure To Diagnose The Condition
The vast majority of people who suffer and die from pulmonary embolism (PE) are never diagnosed and never treated for the blockage of the main artery to their lung. PE can cause blood clots in the lung, which may result in any of the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing up blood
- Leg swelling, pain or redness (an artery blockage that begins in the leg can travel to the lung)
Irreversible damage may be caused by PE, including damage to the affected lung, organ damage due to lack of oxygen in the blood or death. Thousands of people die every year from PE. All too often, deaths occur because of the failure to diagnose a pulmonary embolism.
Doctors misdiagnose PE as a panic attack or anxiety, failing to consider the much more dangerous condition that could be discovered through a more thorough examination and appropriate tests, considering the symptoms.
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