Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism DVT/PE

22 Oct

Tune into the symptoms of DVT and PE

DVT symptoms: Call your doctor ASAP! New swelling in the arm or leg, unusual pain or tenderness in the area, redness or discoloration in the area, warm skin in the area.

PE symptoms: Call 911! Shortness of breath, chest pain, especially when you breath deeply or cough, coughing up blood, lightheadedness or dizziness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating.

Prone to clots? If you have a history of clots or a condition that predisposes you to clots, wearing a medical alert bracelet with this information helps EMS worker know how to treat you in case of a DVT/PE emergency.

Source: Health Monitor magazine Guide to living with DVT/PE 2018

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