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Doctors said she had a blood clot in her lungs. What's gonna happen?

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Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Blood thinners

Clot determined by ct scan or v/q scan.
Blood thinners are drugs of choice. Sometime a "ivc filter" may be placed. Depends why she has clot. Need to scan legs with an ultra sound to determine cause. Also need to review medications if they caused clot. Other causes may be inactivity and genetic factors. Need to review these questions with primary md. Depends if 1st clot or not.

In brief: Blood thinners

Clot determined by ct scan or v/q scan.
Blood thinners are drugs of choice. Sometime a "ivc filter" may be placed. Depends why she has clot. Need to scan legs with an ultra sound to determine cause. Also need to review medications if they caused clot. Other causes may be inactivity and genetic factors. Need to review these questions with primary md. Depends if 1st clot or not.
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