Conventional Treatments For Pulmonary Embolism & DVT
Pulmonary embolism is typically treated with a combination of blood-thinning medicines, procedures to remove clots, and prevention of future clots. The most important step in treatment is preventing an existing blood clot from getting bigger and keeping new clots from forming. Medications used to prevent clot formation by thinning the blood include: anticoagulants or blood thinners (either by pill, an injection, or through a needle or tube inserted into a vein), including Warfarin or Coumadin and Heparin.
Pregnant women usually receive Heparin only, as Warfarin is considered to be dangerous. These medications are typically prescribed for 3 to 6 months, but shouldn’t be used for much longer. While blood thinners can save lives, it’s also important to make lifestyle changes to help resolve the problem. Side effects from blood thinners are also possible. Plus, another clot can always come back if risk factors aren’t removed. The biggest problem associated with blood-thinners is bleeding. Bleeding can happen if too much medication is used and blood gets too thin. This side effect can be life threatening if an injury occurs that cannot be controlled.
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