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could pulmonary embolisms return?

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Dr. William Galli
27 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Newer guidelines from accp recommend long term blood thinning. Also the primary cause may be determined and this will increase your risk for them to return. Some patients require filter to be placed in the lower veins to prevent clot from reaching the lungs. Again risk factors must be determined.
Answered on Jul 7, 2020
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