Are normal results on imaging technique (CTPA) safe to rule out blood clot in the lung?

By Nadia Arshad, PhD in TREC

Multidetector Computed Tomographic Pulmonary Angiography (MD CTPA) is an imaging technique used to diagnose pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lung).

Embolism - Diagnosis on the Display of Medical Tablet and a Black Stethoscope on White Background.

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Does extended oral anticoagulation after a pulmonary embolism reduce recurrent venous thrombosis?

By Robin Liang, PhD in TREC

samtake med doktor3The ideal duration of anticoagulation following an unprovoked pulmonary embolism is controversial.

Studies have shown that after anticoagulant therapy is stopped after 3 or 6 months following an unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE), patients have a much higher risk than those VTE events provoked by known risk factors. Previous studies have shown that extended therapy reduces the risk in these high-risk patients, but whether this benefit is maintained in the long-term has not yet been investigated. Continue reading

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