No Time to Wait: See Your Doctor if You Experience Afib/DVT/PE Symptoms

By Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

There is No Time to Wait if You Experience AFib/DVT/PE Symptoms

The world has been a scary place over the last two years with the COVID-19 pandemic raging all around us. With social distancing and masking recommendations, reports of crowded hospitals, and patient deaths, understandably millions of adults experiencing AFib/DVT/PE symptoms may have felt safer to not go see their doctor or go to the hospital: 

  • Symptoms like pain, swelling, tenderness, and redness of the skin can be associated with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the leg, thigh, pelvis, or arm. 
  • Symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) include difficulty breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and fast or irregular heartbeat. A PE is a blood clot in the lungs that can be caused by DVT, and can reduce or cut off blood supply.
  • Some people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) don’t notice any symptoms. Those who do have atrial fibrillation symptoms may have signs and symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, and fatigue.

Unfortunately, symptoms of DVT are sometimes ignored, leaving some people at risk for serious health complications like PE, which can be deadly.

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To read the complete article, please go to the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety blog by clicking here.

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