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How is pulmonary embolism treated?

Treatment for pulmonary embolism typically involves medication to stop further clots from forming and, in some cases, medication to break up existing clots. Some people may also need to have a filter inserted into a blood vessel of their lung, to prevent further clots from entering the blood vessels.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 11 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchiectasis


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