Risk factors for pulmonary embolism are conditions that impair venous return, conditions that cause endothelial injury or dysfunction, and underlying hypercoagulable states.
Each person may experience symptoms differently.
If you continue to have breathing difficulty 6 months after a pulmonary embolism you should talk to your doctor and get tested for CTEPH.
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These clots will affect and damage the lung.
Minimally invasive interventional procedures and surgery may be required in some instances.