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How long a flight is he considering?
Do you know if his Coumadin in therapeutic ( what is his INR level?)
Has he had further blood clots since he has been on the Coumadin?
about 14 hours.
I don' t know the answer to your second question and he has had no further clots.
OK . Well that is a long flight.
I obviously cannot give you an exact number as to his likelihood of getting a new blood clot from a prolonged flight- but the longer one is immobilized/ or sits in one spot, the higher the risk. His risk could be lower as long as his blood thinning is in the right range, and he could lower the risk even more if he wore compression stockings on his feet. Even still, he will still have some risk- but I would guess that it would be small.
At the end of the day, he and you have to decide if you want to take a small risk or not. It would be a small risk- but certainly not zero.
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