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Get the Facts about Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is a very dangerous condition that affects up to 600,000 people in the US every year.1 It is the leading cause of preventable death in the hospital setting.2

Cook Medical is committed to helping patients suffering from PE. This site explains the causes and symptoms of PE and the medical therapies that help get patients back to living.

Remember, every patient is different, and your doctor knows you best. After reading the information on this site, make an appointment to talk to your doctor to help you make the right decision about any treatments or procedures.

Here are some questions to ask your doctor about your vena cava filter if you already have one.
  1. Serhal M, Haddadin IS, Heresi GA, Hornacek DA, Shishehbor MH, Bartholomew JR. Pulmonary embolism response teams. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2017;44(1):19-29.
  2. Ha CP, Rectenwald JE. Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Current Indications, Techniques, and Recommendations. Surg Clin North Am. 2018;98(2):293-319.