Can pulmonary embolism be prevented?
Because the most common cause of pulmonary embolism is deep vein thrombosis, prevention involves reducing the likelihood of developing deep vein thrombosis. This may include: not smoking; exercising regularly; avoiding lengthy periods of inactivity if possible; maintaining a healthy weight, and; wearing special compression stockings, if at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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