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Hoping you can tell me, is pulmonary embolism the same thing as a heart attack?

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Dr. Richard Sanders
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pulmonary embolism is a clot going to the lung from the venous system of the body, usually from a vein of the leg.
A heart attack is usually blockage of one of the arteries to the heart muscle, often by a clot in a coronary.

In brief: No

Pulmonary embolism is a clot going to the lung from the venous system of the body, usually from a vein of the leg.
A heart attack is usually blockage of one of the arteries to the heart muscle, often by a clot in a coronary.
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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pe is a blood clot in the lung.
Heart attack is lack of blood to the heart.

In brief: No

Pe is a blood clot in the lung.
Heart attack is lack of blood to the heart.
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