Xarelto Lawsuit Tulsa Oklahoma
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How are Blood Clots Treated?
There are two different types of blood clots and the treatment for each is different. Once your doctor has determined the type of clot that has developed, he or she will take action with the appropriate method of treatment.
Venous Blood Clots
Venous blood clots usually occur in the leg. They can be superficial or deep, which can further affect the treatment options. In most cases, superficial clots are treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. There is no risk this type of clot will travel to the lung and cause severe problems, so common medications that thin the blood are usually enough to fix the problem.
Deep vein clots require more aggressive action. An anticoagulant medication is the treatment of choice because it prevents the growth of the clot and can stop the clot from causing a pulmonary embolism. Two drugs are usually given in response to the clot: the first is the injected medication that acts immediately, followed by warfarin, which is an oral medication that takes a few days to take effect. Most deep vein clots can be treated on an outpatient basis, as long as they are not causing other health problems.
If a blood clot is located below the knee, it can be treated less aggressively because there is a decreased risk for it to cause a pulmonary embolism. Your doctor may order an ultrasound and monitor the clot to determine if it is growing or if it dissolves without any further action.
Arterial Blood Clots
Arterial Blood Clots must be treated more aggressively. In some cases, surgery is needed to remove the clot. Medication is another option and it is used to dissolve the clot and restore blood supply to normal. Both medication and surgery may be needed to treat serious clots.
This type of clot is treated much the same as a heart attack. Sometimes cardiac catheritization is used to unblock the blood vessel before a serious problem occurs. The sooner the artery is unblocked the less risk there is for a heart attack or other serious reaction due to the blockage. In addition to surgery, medication may be given to dissolve the existing clot and minimize the danger the blockage has already caused.
In all cases, patients are required to follow up with their doctors and participate in rehabilitative treatment. Even if a blood clot is minor and dissolves on its own, your doctor can work with you to create a treatment plan that avoid future clots and reduces your risk for serious health problems associated with blood clots.
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