Am I likely to get a Pulmonary Embolism?
What is a Pulmonary Embolism (PE)?
A pulmonary embolism is a very serious and potentially fatal condition that occurs when a blood clot breaks off and goes to the lungs.
What are the risk factors?
Risk factors include:
- Having a previous PE or blood clot
- A first-degree family member who has had a PE
- Birth control pills
- Relative Immobilization (e.g. airplane travel)