A patient is admitted to the hospital for a pulmonary embolism. The nurse assesses the patient knowing that which of the following is commonly reported?

Anxiety
Sudden chest pain
hemoptysis

Explanation

Sudden chest pain is the most common initial symptom reported.

Other symptoms include dyspnea, increased respiratory rate, hemoptysis, tachycardia, anxiety, fever, and diaphoresis.

Dyspnea occurs without exertion, and has a sudden onset.

Headaches are not common with a pulmonary embolism.

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