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Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to Recurring Pulmonary Embolism

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(SOURCE: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS) – Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major risk for patients suffering from venous thromboembolism (VTE) and can often be fatal. While advanced age, lack of exercise, and obesity all contribute to PE, it has been hypothesized that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may also promote the formation of blood clots. Because VTE […]