Asking about contraception may prevent embolism death

WA coroner Sarah Linton said the 2010 death of Petra Zele, a 28-year-old newlywed and talented ballerina, highlighted the need for all doctors to be more aware of pulmonary hypertension symptoms and pulmonary embolism specifically.

She urged GPs to make sure patients understood the imperative to disclose contraceptive use in medical histories.

“More needs to be done to alert patients to the need to tell their doctor about what they might consider routine