DVT Treatment

Also known as “clot-busting” treatment, catheter-directed thrombolysis is a procedure to rapidly break up the clot and restore blood flow within the vein. It can also be used to preserve valve function to minimize the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome.

The procedure is performed by inserting a catheter into a leg vein, which is then moved to the site of the clot using imaging guidance. The catheter tip is placed into the clot and a “clot busting” drug is infused to dissolve the clot, which dissolves in a few days.

 

 


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