Venous thromboembolism; Lung blood clot; Blood clot - lung; Embolus; Tumor embolus; Embolism - pulmonary
Other symptoms that may occur:
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your symptoms and medical history.
The following lab tests may be done to see how well your lungs are working:
The following imaging tests can help determine where the blood clot is located:
Other tests that may be done include:
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