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A 17-year-old male asked:

can one get pulmonary embolism from surgery?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Certainly possible: Pulmonary embolism is a well known complication in the post operative period.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
A risk: Stasis, trauma, coagulopathy are the usual features. Major surgery with immobility is a risk- particularly orthopedic.
Dr. Matthew Cooper
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
PE: Any period of relative inactivity with stasis of blood flow can contribute to the risk of pulmonary embolism. Dehydration can also contribute.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pulmonary Embolism: Although uncommon, dehydration or prolonged immobility can be factors.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the survival rate after a pulmonary embolism surgery?

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
Same as medicine: It depends: but so far it seems that medicines (blood thinners) are the treatment of choice for pulmonary embolism. Surgery is only performed in desperate situations and that is why mortality is very high.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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