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what is the prognosis and best treatment of dvt with pe?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Treatment...: The treatment of a dvt/pe is blood thinners which prevent more clot from forming while the body gets rid of the clot that is already present. There are different blood thinners, some are given orally while others are injected. The prognosis depends on several factors including the size of the clot(s), the presence of other medical problems, severity of medical condition, etiology of the clots, etc.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Prognosis varies: The patients prognosis varies by how ill they are and why they have the blood clots in the first place. Patients with cancer who wind up on a ventilator and in shock do poorly, while those that don't even need oxygen and got it from travel or trauma do well. Treatment also varies: for those in shock tpa is indicated, for those with a malignant cause lovenox, and Coumadin (warfarin) for the rest.

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