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Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?

TPA (alteplase): When DVT new tpa (alteplase) is effective at clearing the clot so that the function of the valves in the veins are preserved. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Many options: Depending on location, severity, & other medical conditios, the recommendations will vary. Commonly blood thinner medication is delivered orally, intravenous, or subcutaneous. Examples are coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Lovenox, and heparin. When blood thinners fail or can't be given (bleeding risks) then an IVC filter if often used. Catheter thrombolysis good option for ileofemoral DVT. See vascular surgeon ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a deep vein thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: There are two kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Deep is the more serious and is also called dvt. The treatment for DVT is to first make the diagnosis usually with a venous ultrasound or cat scan. Next patients are placed on blood thinners of which there are many including heparin, coumadin, (warfarin) lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many factors. ...Read more

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Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Yes, as for the DVT: You need to have it confirmed with a doppler us, then be started on blood thinners. Seeing you pcp will be helpful to start this and he/she can treat the shin splints, which is much less serious problem, than the dvt. If any chest symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, coughing, etc) occur, you need to go a hospital, for controlling the pe, a much more serious condition. ...Read more

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At what age is deep vein thrombosis more likely?

At what age is deep vein thrombosis more likely?

Specifics unclear: Several risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (dvt), such as immobility and cancer, increase with increased age. However, it is hard to identify a cutoff age where there is a noticeable jump in likelihood. One study indicates occurrence of DVT goes from 17 per 100, 00 in those aged 40-49, to 232 per 100, 000 in those aged 70-79. Other studies show a noticeable difference after age 40-55. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs to avoid deep vein thrombosis?

What are the best drugs to avoid deep vein thrombosis?

Keep moving: There are few drugs that actually prevent dvt. The best thing is to avoid sitting for long periods such as a plane ride or car ride without moving. Stop the car and walk around every 2 hours or so. Get up in an airplane and move around or use the bathroom every few hours. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have deep vein thrombosis, what should I do ?

Help? I believe I have deep vein thrombosis, what should I do ?

Anticoagulation: There are two kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Deep is the more serious and is also called dvt. The treatment for DVT is to first make the diagnosis usually with a venous ultrasound or cat scan. Next patients are placed on blood thinners of which there are many including heparin, coumadin, (warfarin) lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many facto ...Read more

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Could you tell me what you know about deep vein thrombosis. Is it something that takes months?

Could you tell me what you know about deep vein thrombosis. Is it something that takes months?

Usually Acute: Almost all dvts present as acute problem . With time they will progress to chronic DVT which may present as swelling in the legs , discoloration and ulcers . This chronic phase can last forever. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more