Learn About Pulmonary Embolism
PE occurs when a blood clot breaks free and travels through the bloodstream, eventually blocking blood flow to the lungs. Pulmonary embolism affects around 1 in 1,000 people in the U.S. every year.
Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms and Diagnosis
Though signs and symptoms may vary depending on severity, it is important for anyone who develops PE symptoms to consult their doctor immediately.
Treating and Managing Pulmonary Embolism
After treatment for a pulmonary embolism, patients need to learn how to live with the risk of recurrence. Blood thinners are the most common therapy and may be needed for as little as three months but can be a lifelong treatment.
Questions for Your Doctor About Pulmonary Embolism
Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor about pulmonary embolism.