Pulmonary Embolism

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If you've been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, there are several key questions that you should ask your cardiologist during your next visit. These questions will ensure that you and your doctor have discussed your major risk factors so that you can become or stay as healthy as possible.
  • What is a pulmonary embolism (PE)?
  • What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism (PE)?
  • What conditions are associated with or increase the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE)?
  • What medications are associated with or increase the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE)?
  • How is a pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed?
  • What are the treatment options for a pulmonary embolism (PE)?
  • How long will I need to be on blood-thinning medications if I have a pulmonary embolism (PE)?
  • If I have one pulmonary embolism (PE), are my chances higher for having another PE?
  • How can I prevent a pulmonary embolism (PE)?
  • If I've had a pulmonary embolism (PE), does this mean I shouldn't travel?
  • How common are pulmonary emboli?
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