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A 33-year-old member asked:

After pulmonary embolism, how long should i wait until i can exercise again?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ask your doctor: You should ask the treating physician or your primary care physician since lots of factors specific to each person must be considered.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Depends: If it is not a very severe one, a couple of weeks usually, assuming you are on blood thinners and your blood is properly thinned. If you had a DVT that caused it and you have residual clot burden in the legs; no ivc filter, you may want to wait longer to make sure you do not dislodge new pes. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
No wait: As long as you are followed by a doc and take the right medication. No need to stop exercise.

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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 therapy in place to minimize chances of a repeat event. The time frame can vary from patient to patient and is best discussed with your treating physician.

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