Treatment for a blood clot in the lung includes anticoagulants, or blood thinners, and clot dissolvers, or thrombolytics, according to Mayo Clinic. Surgery and vein filters also are used to treat blood clots in the lung.
Some of the symptoms of a blood clot in the lungs may include shortness of breath, coughing, heart palpitation, profuse sweating and fainting. Blood clots in the lungs can lead to development of a condition called pulmonary embolism, according to WebMD.
There are several good home treatments for blood clots including walking, taking care of the feet and losing weight, explains Home Remedy Central. Blood clots are most commonly found in the legs and must be looked at right away. When home treatments do not work, it is v...
A blood clot in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism, can cause chest pain, shortness of breath and a bloody cough, explains WebMD. A clot left untreated could cause pleural effusion, which is a build-up of fluid in the cavity around the lungs, or a pulmonary infarction, wh...
Sudden shortness of breath and chest pain or heaviness that can feel like a heart attack are common symptoms of a blood clot in the lungs, according to Mayo Clinic. The person may also have a cough. If the cough is productive, sputum may be pink or blood streaked.
According to MedlinePlus, a blood clot in the leg, also known as a deep vein thrombosis, is treated with anticoagulants, blood thinners, pressure stockings or surgery. Wikipedia also lists exercise, aspirin and intermittent pneumatic compression as possible treatment op...
Clotting occurs when blood platelets adhere to the edges of a breached blood vessel and release chemicals that attract more platelets, resulting in a plug, as MedlinePlus explains. The plug stops external bleeding and allows clotting factors to stimulate the aggregation...