A dangerous complication of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a pulmonary embolism (PE). This occurs when a blood clot breaks free from the deep vein and travels through the blood stream blocking blood flow to the lungs. A large pulmonary embolism can be fatal. Therefore, you should not wait to seek treatment.
If you are in need of a vascular doctor, please call Vascular Health Partners at (518) 782-3900. We can work with you to schedule an appointment and get a referral, if required, so we can start your treatment plan as soon as possible.
Signs & Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism
- Shortness of breath/pain with deep breathing
- Rapid heart rate/rapid breathing
- Coughing up blood
Our vascular surgeons treat patients with pulmonary embolisms (PE) in locations across the Capital Region, NY. Contact us at (518) 782-3900 for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manish Mehta, Dr. Philip Paty, Dr. Zachary Kostun, Dr. Priya Jayakumar or other members of our vascular surgery team.