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How to Treat Pulmonary Embolism?

Medical Treatment:
  • See your doctor if you have difficulty breathing, or you feel pain in your chest or upper back, or you are coughing up blood
  • You will be sent to the hospital for further tests and treatment if doctors feel you have a pulmonary embolism
  • Before you get any test results, you will probably be given an injection of anticoagulant medicine, at the hospital
  • Anticoagulants stop the growing blood clots and prevent the formation of new clots
  • You will continue with anticoagulant injections for at least 5 days if tests confirm you have a pulmonary embolism
  • Need to take anticoagulant tablets for at least 3 months
  • If it is spotted and treated early, you can expect to make a complete recovery from a pulmonary embolism