What can happen if pulmonary embolism is not treated?
Low blood pressure, shock and death
More blood clots
A condition known as chronic pulmonary embolism – leading to high blood pressure in the lungs with long-term breathing issues and exercise intolerance.
Life After a Blood Clot
Life goes on after you have been diagnosed with a blood clot
It is important to work with your health care team towards a full recovery
Reduce your risk of further blood clots
- Stay active and get out of bed as soon as possible after surgery or illness
- Take blood thinning medications as prescribed
- Follow up with your health care team on a regular basis and make sure you bring a list of questions that you may have
- Know the signs of symptoms of blood clots and get immediate medical attention if you have any
- Don’t smoke