A 29-year-old member asked:
what's the treatment for a blood clot in the lungs of 80 year old female?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar answered
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
See your doctor: There are many things doctors consider when recommending "best" treatment. Generally it comes down to a blood thinner (there are several) vs a filter (also many types) to prevent more big clots from going to the lung. The doctor must carefully assess the risks and benefits on an individual basis. "best" treatment is a case by case assessment.
Answered on Mar 20, 2016
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