According to Cedars-Sinai hospital, pulmonary infarctions caused by pulmonary embolisms may have the following symptoms:
- Coughing up blood or blood stains in the sputum
- Sharp chest pains
- Sometimes a fever will be present
A lung infarction can be diagnosed by looking at a chest X-ray or lung CT scan image. In fact, this is the only sign of a pulmonary embolism that will show up on an X-ray.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, lung infarctions generally heal within three weeks. When they heal, tissue will be replaced with scar tissue.
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