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Pulmonary embolism


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Symptoms of a pulmonary embolism include chest pain, difficulty breathing and coughing up blood.

A pulmonary embolism is usually treated in hospital with anticoagulant medicines.

You can reduce your risk of getting a travel-related blood clot or a pulmonary embolism by not sitting or lying still for long periods without moving.

A pulmonary embolism is when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in your lungs. Getting treatment quickly can save your life.

Page last reviewed: 25/05/2023
Next review due: 25/05/2026