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Pulmonary Embolism: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments


2. Most Common Symptoms

While there could be a long list of associated symptoms, usually 3-of them seem to be most prominent, according to the Mayo Clinic. The common signs are shortness of breath, chest pain, and a cough (which may include traces of blood), it explains.

“Pulmonary embolism symptoms can vary greatly, depending on how much of your lung is involved, the size of the clots, and whether you have underlying lung or heart disease,” adds the clinic.

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