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Is a Pulmonary Embolism the same thing as a heart attack ?

Is a Pulmonary Embolism the same thing as a heart attack?
I'ms tudying for a fnial, and I know a myocardial infarction is the same thing as a heart attack, and the pulmonary embolism is incredibly similar to both in definition. I'm looking for somebody to clarify for me. Thanks guys. that cleared it up. the pulmonary part shoulda given it away.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lung, which will certainly kill you but it's not a heart attack.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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