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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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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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Sclerotherapy for varicose veins good? What about treatment options for spider veins?

Sclerotherapy for varicose veins good? What about treatment options for spider veins?

It works for both: Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment of varicose veins. It is best used on the surface veins after any underlying saphenous vein insufficiency[ reflux] has been treated. Saphenous reflux is best treated with thermal or laser ablation. Sclerotherapy is also an effective and versatile treatment for spider veins. Laser can also be used on the smallest veins. ...Read more

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How effective is vein ablation for the treatment of varicose veins?

How effective is vein ablation for the treatment of varicose veins?

Varicose Veins: Vein ablation therapy is extremely effective (>95%) for treatment of defective saphenous veins, and is the current gold-standard (main accepted therapy) for treatment of varicose veins & venous insufficiency from saphenous vein disease. It uses heat energy (laser or radiofrequency energy). Some veins cannot be treated with heat ablation, and would need surgery or injections (sclerotherapy) done. ...Read more

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Can thrombolysis be used for deep vein thrombosis?

Yes: Currently, most protocols for the treatment of DVT do not include thrombolysis unless the clot is very extensive. ...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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Is evlt or sclerotherapy better for the treatment ofvaricose/spider veins?

Is evlt or sclerotherapy better for the treatment ofvaricose/spider veins?

Usually both: Spider veins are typically treated with sclerotherapy. If there are varicose veins, an ultrasound should be done to determine if poorly functioning underlying veins are present. If so, often evlt (endogenous laser) is used to treat them. In some cases ultrsound-guided sclerotherapy is done to the underlying veins. Surface varicose veins are treated with ambulatory phlebecomty and/or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Any treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis?

Any treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis?

Local care.: Superficial phlebitis is a clot in a superficial vein. It is treated by local care with heat and nsaids. If the superficial thrombophlebitis is in the vicinity of a deep vein such as the saphenous vein near the groin, the treatment may require more than nsaids and heat. You should see a vein specialist for evaluation and recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a varicose vein?

Depends on size : Varicose veins can be treated with hoses, injection, surgery, laser. The best way to know is to get evaluated by a vein specialist, usually a surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

DVT: The treatment can be observation, medical with medications, and surgical. It depends on the acuity of the clot and the other complicating medical factors. ...Read more

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Treatment options for retinal vein occlusion?

Treatment options for retinal vein occlusion?

Many causes of RVO.: Several approved treatments for retinal vein occlusions (rvo's) exist. They range from laser treatment to injections of one of several newly approved drugs to the eye. All the while, we must also address the underlying cause of the rvo. The most frequent association for rvo is hypertension, though there are others as well. Best to see a specialist in the treatment of retinal disease. ...Read more

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How effective is sclerotherapy for varicose veins?

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How effective is sclerotherapy for varicose veins?

Depends on vein size: Smaller vein respond much better to sclerotherapy than large ones. In the long term, larger veins probably only go away alittle better than 80% of the time. Smaller ones do better than that. ...Read more

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Varicose vein treatment, is evlt procedure okay?

Varicose vein treatment, is evlt procedure okay?

EVLT Speak to: Your surgeon whom you consulted risk and benefits . Endo venous laser therapy ( e v l t ) is one of many accepted treatments for varicose veins. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic venous thrombosis laser effective in treatment?

Is a diabetic venous thrombosis laser effective in treatment?

Venous thrombosis: If what you are asking is 'is laser effective in treating venous thrombosis in a diabetic?" the following applies. Venous thrombosis is usually treated with compression, ambulation, anticoagulation, and anti-inflammatories. Deep or superficial vein involvement varies the treatment. Diabetics have arterial problems, too. See a phlebologist or vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for renal vein thrombosis?

Is there a cure for renal vein thrombosis?

No: Need to find underlying cause of thrombosis to prevent recurrence of thrombosis.May need anticoagulation to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Risk Factors DVT: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulable state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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What treatment is there for varicose veins?

Several new options: Current treatment for varicose veins includes laseer vein treatment (evlt); sclerotherapy, endovenous chemical ablation, and phlebectomy. ...Read more

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Is operation the only option for deep vein thrombosis with pulmonory embolism?

Is operation the only option for deep vein thrombosis with pulmonory embolism?

Depends: Surgical treatment is usually reserved for massive pulmonary embolism (pe) or in chronic pe cases. In most instances DVT and pe are treated with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolysis) and blood thinners (anticoagulation). Sometimes DVT is treated "invasively" by an interventional radiologist to help direct the therapy to the clot directly. ...Read more

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What are some possible treatments for varicose vein disease?

Varicose veins : This depends on the cause. Venous Doppler sonogram important to determine the cause. Once done if bulging varicose then thermal ablation may be best option ,other choices include foam sclerotherapy,or clariven- mechanical chemical ablation If only spider veins then sclerotherapy is best option ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for deep vein thrombosis?

DVT is treated: Dvt is an event which is treated with anticoagulation or blood thinners. The symptoms of leg swelling and pain will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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Thrombosis (Definition)

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