15 doctors weighed in:
Is second hand smoke dangerous for someone who is recovering from a pulmonary embolism?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Second hand smoke is dangerous for everyone, not just those recovering from pulmonary embolism.
However, there can be diminished lung capacity after an embolism and impaired o2 transport so why take the chance?

In brief: Yes
Second hand smoke is dangerous for everyone, not just those recovering from pulmonary embolism.
However, there can be diminished lung capacity after an embolism and impaired o2 transport so why take the chance?
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
This person has decreased lung capacity but in general second hand smoke is always dangerous.

In brief: Yes
This person has decreased lung capacity but in general second hand smoke is always dangerous.
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Dr. Jennifer Lee
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Not particularly
Second hand smoke exposure is ill advised for everyone, but the risk is small and is highest for prolonged exposure over time.

In brief: Not particularly
Second hand smoke exposure is ill advised for everyone, but the risk is small and is highest for prolonged exposure over time.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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