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life after a pulmonary embolism

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A leading cause of initially unexplained death.
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
12 years experience Interventional Radiology
Definitely can be!: More people die each year from Pulmonary embolism (PE) than highway fatalities, breast cancer & AIDS combine. PE causes or contributes to 15% of a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Robinson
21 years experience Internal Medicine
It can be: A pulmonary embolism is potentially fatal. A 2002 study looked at people admitted to the hospital with PE and found that people who were unstable whe ... Read More
Dr. Claudwardyne Thevenin
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
PE: How you talking about fully treatedz for three to six months? Depends how big is the pulmonary embolism how many of them are there and where is the e ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Warfarin: Warfarin is a good medicine, but can be really annoying as you well know. Cold feeling and even numbness have been reported as possible side effects t ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Good: Depending on other co-morbidities etc, the answer may be slightly different, but basically if you are treated well, stay healthy, take care of yoursel ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Open question: cannot give specific answer with much limited information, anxiety and depression are the most common causes for lack of energy in a he absence of a c ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Improvement: The vast number of patients improve within 2-4 weeks after a pulmonary embolism. This means that exercise capacity returns to normal and breathlessne ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: If the pe was caused by well-known risk factors such as immobilization, smoking, birth control pills etc and those are eliminated, chances are quite g ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
PE: Before travelling after a pe we would want to have the patient's evidence for pulmonary obstruction cleared as well as ongoing effective anticoagulant ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: It depends on what medications you are placed on.If placed on blood thinner then do not want to take ibuprofen,naprosyn or any other NSAIDS.Aldo would ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Sleep and PE: I don't believe there is any need to alter your hours of sleep following PE. Sleep apnea is a risk factor for PE.
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