Blood thinners. Usually, three or more months of blood thinners, such as warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin, are the treatment of choice. The exact medicine and duration of treatment depend on the clinical scenario.
Anticoagulants. Heparin, Lovenox and Coumadin (warfarin) usually for six months or longer if recurrent. In severe cases patient my require thrombolytics to desolve the clot or even endovascular or open surgical removal in extreme cases.
Medical treatment. Nust be obtained immediately. Rest elevation and Heparin followed bt Coumadin (warfarin) in most cases. Get immediate medical attention.
No. Unless she has clots in the lungs causing hypoxemia (low concentration of oxygen) she does not need oxygen (which is toxic).
Possibly. The best solution would be to dissolve the clots. Hyperbaric oxygen could be used to get oxygen to ulcerated hypoxic tissue caused by blood clots while the clots are being broken down.
My husband has factor v lieden and we are wondering if there is any new treatments for this condition? Blood clots the full length od both legs, seems to be herereditary.
You. You are correct about the hereditary nature of factor 5 leiden. People can be homozygous (two chromosomes) or heterozygous (one chromosome) for the condition, and both the risk of clotting and the treatment differ depending upon the genetic pattern. In general, treatment is limited to blood thinners, but the type, the level of therapy, and the duration of therapy all depend on the genetics and the pattern of clot development. It can be a tough disease to treat, so if your husband has not seen a hematologist, he should. If you are thinking about starting a family, you might also want to meet with a genetic counselor to discuss the risk of passing this condition on to your kids. If his blood clots are new, and if he was not on blood thinners when they formed, there might be a role for dissolving them with a medication called tpa (alteplase). You might want to ask his doctor about that option.
Anti coagulation. He needslifelong antacoagulation.
What would treatment be for a 94 year old women with dementia, who has been diagnosed with blood clot in her leg?
Anticoagulation? The real ethical question is the extent of therapeutic intervention in the face of dementia. If the cognitive issues are severe, one might wonder about hospice care, but if mild, I would not withhold anticoagulants and TED stockings to prevent potential pulmonary embolism.