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How can you safely fly after a course of warfarin for pulmonary embolisms?

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Absolutely.: Even if you're currently on warfarin and being treated for a pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis, flying on a commercial plane should not be an issue. Unless you're talking about being a "stunt pilot" or a "test pilot, " then i'd suggest you probably wait until you're off warfarin or consider other pulmonary embolism prophylaxis, such as a caval filter.

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