When is anticoagulation therapy initiated for pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Immediate full anticoagulation is mandatory for all patients suspected of having DVT or PE. [5] Diagnostic investigations should not delay empirical anticoagulant (blood thinner) therapy.


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