A pulmonary embolus
triggered by surgery or a mild risk factor such as estrogen
therapy, long-distance travel
, non-surgical hospital stay may be treated for 3 months, rather than 6 or 12 months.
A pulmonary embolus that was unprovoked is treated for 6 to 12 months or long-term.
You should consult with your doctor for a specific recommendation.
David Fox, MD, FACS