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Is pulmonary embolism a long lasting disease?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends...
It depends on the etiology of the pulmonary embolism as well as the size of the pe.
There is a disease called chronic thromboembolic disease and patients with this have recurrent blood clots. There are also congenital clotting defects which lead to recurrent clots. If a large pe occurs, there can be chronic sequelae. There is treatment available once a diagnosis like this is made.

In brief: Depends...
It depends on the etiology of the pulmonary embolism as well as the size of the pe.
There is a disease called chronic thromboembolic disease and patients with this have recurrent blood clots. There are also congenital clotting defects which lead to recurrent clots. If a large pe occurs, there can be chronic sequelae. There is treatment available once a diagnosis like this is made.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: No
Pulmonary embolism is not typically a long lasting disease unless you are having chronic or multiple pulmonary emboli over time.

In brief: No
Pulmonary embolism is not typically a long lasting disease unless you are having chronic or multiple pulmonary emboli over time.
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine
In brief: May acute or chronic
Sometimes they are chronic or long lasting.
It depends on medical history, medication, and treatments. Not always symptomatic. Chronic embolisms may be asymptomatic. Sometimes they are found accidentally.

In brief: May acute or chronic
Sometimes they are chronic or long lasting.
It depends on medical history, medication, and treatments. Not always symptomatic. Chronic embolisms may be asymptomatic. Sometimes they are found accidentally.
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
In brief:
Once you have had an emolism, depending on the reason, there is almost always cause for continued vigilance.
There will certainly be a need to give blood thinners for months to years, and likely lifelong.

In brief:
Once you have had an emolism, depending on the reason, there is almost always cause for continued vigilance.
There will certainly be a need to give blood thinners for months to years, and likely lifelong.
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