A year ago this past Sept.i was taken to hospital because i had a hard time breathing.I asked some questions during the 10 days i was hospitalised.The Doctor i had said the clot on my lung which usally comes from theleg and goes to the lung not the heart.I never had so many tests in my life but better safe the sorry.
aafp(dot)org says, in part:
Treatment goals for deep venous thrombosis include stopping clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patients with deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism have a thrombophilia. An extensive evaluation is suggested in patients younger than 50 years with an idiopathic episode of deep venous thrombosis, patients with recurrent thrombosis, and patients with a family history of thromboembolism.
The only way to be sure is to speak with your doctor.
Unfortunately, it sounds like the tests are not yet over.
I've been on warfarin since '08. It's inconvenient, but liveable.
- Warfarin Information for Consumers
- Warfarin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Warfarin (detailed)
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