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Can blood clots in the lung be removed with surgery?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Massive blod clots in the lung can be removed by open heart surgery.
Chronic debilitating clots may also be removed with open heart surgery. However most clots to the lung can be treated just with blood thinning medication.

In brief: Yes
Massive blod clots in the lung can be removed by open heart surgery.
Chronic debilitating clots may also be removed with open heart surgery. However most clots to the lung can be treated just with blood thinning medication.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Surgery is reserved for large clots that are typically immediately life-threatening.
Smaller clots are treated with blood thinners which help prevent the clots from becoming larger and give a chance for them to naturally dissolve.

In brief: Yes
Surgery is reserved for large clots that are typically immediately life-threatening.
Smaller clots are treated with blood thinners which help prevent the clots from becoming larger and give a chance for them to naturally dissolve.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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