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PULMONARY EMBOLISM-DURATION OF TREATMENT

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PULMONARY EMBOLISM-DURATION OF TREATMENT

1. In hospital, anticoagulant treatment is continued for 7-10 days.

2. Home treatment with LMWH or warfarin is continued for 3-6 months for PE due to transient risk factors.

3. 12 months for idiopathic (unprovoked) PE.

4. Indefinitely for recurrent PE or thrombotic tendencies.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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