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.

  • Am I at risk for PE, PH or CTEPH? What are the factors contributing to this risk?
  • How severe is my diagnosis?
  • What treatment options do I have?
  • What medication would you suggest an what are the side-effects?

Long-term Management

  • How long will I need to take blood-thinners/medication?
  • What can I do to prevent a reoccurrence?
  • Do I need to make any lifestyle changes? Dietary changes? Exercise changes?
  • Can I get pregnant?
  • What can be done to reduce the risk of developing a clot during travel?
  • Do I need to schedule any follow-up scans or tests at this time?
  • Should I consult any other specialist?
  • Do I need to be concerned for any family members, who may be at risk for developing PE?

Page last updated: April 28, 2020

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