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How to Treat Embolism?

Medical Treatment:
  • Treatment will depend on where the obstruction is in the body, the obstruction size, what caused the obstruction
  • Medication - to dissolve embolisms caused by blood clots
  • Anticoagulant medication such as heparin, low-dose aspirin, and warfarin, can help make the blood less sticky and stop the formation of further clots
  • A surgical procedure (embolectomy) - to remove a blockage
  • Embolisms caused by air bubbles are usually treated in a hyperbaric chamber
  • The air pressure inside the chamber is higher than normal outside air pressure, which helps to reduce the air bubbles size inside the body of the diver