Pulmonary Embolism (cont.)
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How can pulmonary embolism be prevented?
Preventing pulmonary embolism (PE) begins with preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Knowing whether you're at risk for DVT and taking steps to lower your risk are important.
If you've never had a deep vein clot, but are at risk for it, these are steps you can take to decrease your risk.
If you already have had DVT or pulmonary embolism, you can take additional steps to help keep new blood clots from forming:
Contact your doctor at once if you have any signs or symptoms of DVT or pulmonary embolism.
SOURCE: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2008