Pulmonary Embolism (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
If a person experiences chest pain, call 911 or have someone take them to the nearest hospital's emergency department immediately.
Pulmonary embolism is difficult to diagnose from a medical perspective, even with the latest tests and equipment available. For this reason, a person should not try to diagnose themselves or treat themselves at home, and should seek immediate care and evaluation in an emergency department because a pulmonary embolism has the potential to be fatal.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014
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