Can athletes make a full recovery with DVT, PE, and lung infarction?

Yes, athletes can make a full recovery with DVT, PE and lung infarction. Infarction shouldn’t cause reduction in lung function. Most athletes (if they don’t get CTEPH) can make a full recovery. If you are returning to a contact sport and are on an anticoagulant– you may need to reassess your activities. For example, if you like to play basketball you should not drive to the basket or jockey for rebounds. Make sure to avoid trauma and falling at all costs. If you are an athlete seeking support, you can learn more about NBCA’s Sports and Wellness Institute and join our Team Stop The Clot® Facebook Support Group.