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Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Can be
A pulmonary embolism, regardless of the age of the patient, can be fatal.
It should be noted that not all pulmonary emboli are fatal and the incidence of pulmonary emboli in infants is quite small.

In brief: Can be
A pulmonary embolism, regardless of the age of the patient, can be fatal.
It should be noted that not all pulmonary emboli are fatal and the incidence of pulmonary emboli in infants is quite small.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Pulmonary embolism is unfortunately a relatively common cause of death, but with emergent treatment it is most frequently treatable.

In brief: Not necessarily
Pulmonary embolism is unfortunately a relatively common cause of death, but with emergent treatment it is most frequently treatable.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible
Pulmonary embolism can be fatal at any age, and should be treated immediately.

In brief: Possible
Pulmonary embolism can be fatal at any age, and should be treated immediately.
Dr. Theodore Cole
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but rare
It can be, but its rare except at or near birth.

In brief: Yes, but rare
It can be, but its rare except at or near birth.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Can Be; Not Always
A pulmonary embolus is serious and can certainly be fatal.
But an infant can survive smaller emboli. Survival depends on the size and other conditions of the child.

In brief: Can Be; Not Always
A pulmonary embolus is serious and can certainly be fatal.
But an infant can survive smaller emboli. Survival depends on the size and other conditions of the child.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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