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After pulmonary embolectomy, a patient needs to be taking anticoagulants for how long? Forever?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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In brief: Often

Recommendations change for how long on Coumadin (warfarin) after blood clots.
If only in the leg, it can e for 3-6 months. Once it goes to the ling (pulmonary embolus) the minimum therapy is usually a year, but lifelong is becoming a more common recommendation.

In brief: Often

Recommendations change for how long on Coumadin (warfarin) after blood clots.
If only in the leg, it can e for 3-6 months. Once it goes to the ling (pulmonary embolus) the minimum therapy is usually a year, but lifelong is becoming a more common recommendation.
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