Meds have platelets down but lung pressure up again. The origin of blood clots has not been determined. What else can be done?
A blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) usually begins as a blood clot in a deep vein of the leg. This condition is called deep vein thrombosis. The clot can break free, travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, and block an artery.
Blood clots can form in the deep veins of the legs if blood flow is restricted and slows down. This can happen if you don't move around for long periods, such as:
After some types of surgery
During a long trip in a car or airplane
If you must stay in bed for an extended time
Blood clots are more likely to develop in veins damaged from surgery or injured in other ways.
For more information see:
- Letairis Information for Consumers
- Letairis Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Letairis (detailed)
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