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What is the difference between pulmonary emboli and heart attack?

How would you distinquish a pulmonary emboli from a heart attack during a 911 call and transport to ED? Are the symptoms different? How would the doctor know? The patient was having hypoxia. Thanks...Sandra Forget it!!! you should have told me that you were going to charge me for the answer. I would have paid....but not after the fact!!!
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     Many symptoms and signs are similar / but there are a lot of differences too. Risk factors, underlying situation, examination and investigations - all have pointers...The doctors trained to differentiate and treat!

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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