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A pulmonary embolism occurs when a clot deep in your vein, most commonly in your leg, travels to your lungs from its original spot, blocking some or even all of your blood supply, according to the American Heart Association. This can prevent vital organs from getting the oxygen and blood they need to properly function, which can be fatal.
Green, a self-proclaimed “serial health tracker,” has experienced a pulmonary embolism before, meaning he had all the more reason to pay attention to what his heart is doing. While he suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, he told The Telegraph he was experiencing other symptoms during the time he received the heart rate alert, which pushed him to believe that he wasn’t experiencing a panic attack, but...
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