Blood Clot in Lung: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism

Treatment of pulmonary embolism

If not treated early, a pulmonary embolism can cause a significant amount of morbidity and mortality. Treatment of pulmonary embolism includes anticoagulation therapy and surgical thrombolysis.

1) Anticoagulation therapy

Anticoagulant treatment aims to rapidly reduce the risk of recurrence or systemic complications. The usual recommendation is starting low-molecular-weight heparin in most patients, followed by warfarin or another anticoagulant once the patient has stabilized.