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is surgery to remove two pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in lungs) safe? what are the risks in having this surgery?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: If you are well enough to ask this question you do not need surgery to remove the embolus.

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