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Smoking and pulmonary embolism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi how can i help you?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   I was diagnosed with PE last month and I'm a light smoker that smokes may three to four cigarettes daily. Am I increasing my chance for another clot
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
what was your INR at that time?
Doctor :  
are you on any medications now?
User :   at that time I'm not sure, but now it's 2.6
User :   I am taking warfarin 5 mg
Doctor :  
cigarrete smoking predisposes to pulmonary embolism
Doctor :  
and since once you have already got it
Doctor :  
you are at a high risk of getting it qgain
Doctor :  
it is recommended that you should quit smoking
User :   ok
Doctor :  
also since the embolism can happen in any organ
Doctor :  
you are also predisposed to risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

Doctor :  
please continue to follow up and take regular medications
Doctor :  
along with quitting smoking
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