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Is it dangerous to wear compression stockings if a chf, patient has some edema, fluid on lungs, and disolving blood clots in the lungs?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Stockings: The situations you have listed are the very situations for which stockings are recommended.
Dr. Richard Sanders
Vascular Surgery 67 years experience
No: These stockings are what is recommended for CHF as well as edema, fluid on the lungs, and clots in the lungs. In these cases the stockings reduce the chances of more clots going to the lungs.

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