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What's the treatment for a blood clot in the lungs of 80 year old female?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: See your doctor

There are many things doctors consider when recommending "best" treatment.
Generally it comes down to a blood thinner (there are several) vs a filter (also many types) to prevent more big clots from going to the lung. The doctor must carefully assess the risks and benefits on an individual basis. "best" treatment is a case by case assessment.

In brief: See your doctor

There are many things doctors consider when recommending "best" treatment.
Generally it comes down to a blood thinner (there are several) vs a filter (also many types) to prevent more big clots from going to the lung. The doctor must carefully assess the risks and benefits on an individual basis. "best" treatment is a case by case assessment.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Inferior Vena Cava Filters are generally reserved for patients that have failed anticoagulation (blood thinners) or some reason they can't take them (bleeding ulcers, etc).
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