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A 46-year-old female asked:

Had saddle pe in 2013 & hav microvascular dysfunction & barretts oesophagus getting palpitations & breathlessness after going upstairs is this normal

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Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not normal: A saddle PE (i.e. a large, central pulmonary embolism) can result in long-term pulmonary dysfunction. If your shortness of breath with exertion is new, you should see your doctor very soon. Recurrent PE or cardiomyopathy could be a cause of your symptoms.

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