Olympiques co-captain recovering from pulmonary embolism

Yannick Dube (centre). (SIMON CLARK/QMI Agency)

Yannick Dube (centre). (SIMON CLARK/QMI Agency)

AEDEN HELMER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:19 AM ET

OTTAWA - Gatineau Olympiques co-captain Yannick Dube is recovering in hospital after undergoing treatment for a pulmonary embolism Saturday, team officials said Monday.

He is in stable condition in the intensive care unit at the Sacre-Couer Hospital in Hull.

A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blockage travels through the bloodstream to one of the main arteries of the lung, and symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pains and palpitations. If untreated, it is potentially fatal.


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