Originally Posted by Rower67
I had a PE just after christmas, and I'm slowly but surely getting back to decent health. I'm taking the standard warfarin for the next 6 months.
My question relates to exercise. I'm noticing that my heart rate is elevating rapidly during very low exercise exersion. I know its only been a month since the PE, but does anyone know how long this recovery take? Is elevated heart rate a normal side effect of recovering from a PE?
Any information would be most appreciated!!
I was hospitalized at the end of January with a large DVT in my left leg and PEs in both lungs. Blood testing determined that I have the Factor 5 V Leiden mutation. I am on Coumadin and am going to try to get back in the gym tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes. I still get twinges of pain in my chest and wish I could see what my lungs look like. My Dr. never gave me a good expanation of the actual healing process, just that my lungs would heal.
Any feedback will be appreciated.
Hang in there,