Do pulmonary embolisms put you at higher risk for COVID19 ill effects?
I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms last month after going through a long bout with influenza B, pneumonia (for the first time in my life), and then a cough that wouldn’t go away for months. I’m worried about covid 19 because I still feel like my lungs haven’t recovered, and I cough every night. I’m taking Zarelto and will see a pulmonologist for a follow up appointment at the end of this month to look over the echocardiogram and pulmonary functions test results. However, since he’s a critical care pulmonologist at the largest hospital in Honolulu, I’m wondering if by the end of this month things are going to be so bad here with covid 19 that he will only be working in the hospital and won’t see people with less serious conditions. Anyway, I’m concerned about what it would mean for me if I got covid 19 while also having pulmonary embolisms.