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Treatment of pulmonary embolism

Treatment of pulmonary embolism

Treatment of pulmonary embolism

Treatment of pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency, which requires immediate medical treatment. The aim of the treatment is to stabilize the cardiovascular system and prevent the formation of new clots. The treatment includes clot-dissolving medications like streptokinase and t-PA are given. Blood thinning medications like heparin and warfarin (Coumadin) may also be prescribed to prevent clots from forming. The prognosis depends upon the underlying health of the patient, size of the pulmonary embolus, cause of the pulmonary embolus, and severity of the condition.

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