By Anonymous - 05/04/2015 12:27 - United States - Oklahoma City
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And were you having a heart attack? And if so, get well soon! :)
Pulmonary embolisms are serious but it also depends a lot on the age/health of the patient. When I first started working in the emergency department I was pretty shocked by how few people who went there actually needed emergency treatment. It really comes down to people not being informed of what the true symptoms of serious medical problems are and more importantly what risk factors apply to them.
#35 they are very serious. I've had 3 different pulmonary embolisms myself. Multiple bilateral (a lot of clots in both lungs) in Dec 2012, another one in Dec 2013 and my last one was May 2014 :( I'm only 26 and these things have ruined my life. But I'm lucky to be alive. I now suffer from asthma, pulmonary hypertension, fibromyalgia and an enlarged pulmonary artery. Her husband should have immediately taken her to the hospital or called 911. She very well could have died in that spot.