Xarelto Lawsuit Cincinnati Ohio
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Treatment Options for Pulmonary Embolism
If you are at risk for a pulmonary embolism or pulmonary embolism has occurred, you have several treatment options. You and your doctor will discuss the pros and cons of each, and determine which course of treatment is best for your situation. In some cases, multiple treatment options will be prescribed.
There are a number of things you can do on your own to prevent pulmonary embolism. These same recommendations may be made following an event as part of a more complete treatment program. Your goal is to maintain healthy circulation. If you are healthy enough to do so, include exercise in your daily routine. Even something like walking or swimming is enough to keep blood flowing throughout your body.
Some at-risk patients wear compression stockings to reduce their risk for blood clots. These stockings can be worn any time, but they are especially useful in the time following an injury or surgery, when movement may be limited.
Another option for treating pulmonary embolism is medication. Typically, medication is used to prevent the growth of blood clots, prevent blood clots from dislodging, and prevent an increase in size of existing blood clots. Most doctors prescribe anticoagulant medication, which is available intravenously and orally.
There are three types of medication used to treat clots related to pulmonary embolism. The first is the intravenous type and is used to solve the immediate problem. The second is oral and takes a few days to take effect. Intravenous medication is usually stopped once oral medication is in action. Finally, in addition to these anticoagulant medicines, your doctor might recommend a medication that can dissolve a blood clot. This type of medicine is rare for treating pulmonary embolism because it can promote bleeding and create secondary problems.
In rare cases, your doctor might recommend surgery to remove a blood clot before it causes a pulmonary embolism. The procedure is called an embolectomy and is usually only an option when a person is unable to have any other type of treatment. In some cases, a clot may be in such a dangerous location, your doctor does not want to risk the time it takes for medication to take effect. There are also instances in which a person’s condition is fairly stable, but is experiencing a significant drop of blood flow in the pulmonary artery. In both of these cases, surgery is used in response to a medical emergency.
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