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Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
There are also other available effective treatments available i addition to the mentioned blood thinner ( which are usually the primary therapy). Other options include catherter thrombolysis ("clot buster infused into clot), which is useful in iliac-femoral DVT. IVC filters are useful if can't receive blood thinner or if blood thinners fail. Compression stockings help. See a vascular specialist.
Dr. Le Wang
Internal Medicine

In brief: DVT.

1st acute DVT requires treatment with blood thinner for at least 3 months.
Common blood thinners include: 1) Coumadin (warfarin) (oral), requires monitoring inr. 2) xarelto (oral), does not require monitoring. 3) Lovenox (subcutaneous injection), does not require monitoring.4) arixtra, subcutaneous injection), does not require monitor. If you have acute , you should be treated under the supervision of a doc.

In brief: DVT.

1st acute DVT requires treatment with blood thinner for at least 3 months.
Common blood thinners include: 1) Coumadin (warfarin) (oral), requires monitoring inr. 2) xarelto (oral), does not require monitoring. 3) Lovenox (subcutaneous injection), does not require monitoring.4) arixtra, subcutaneous injection), does not require monitor. If you have acute , you should be treated under the supervision of a doc.
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
There are also other available effective treatments available i addition to the mentioned blood thinner ( which are usually the primary therapy). Other options include catherter thrombolysis ("clot buster infused into clot), which is useful in iliac-femoral DVT. IVC filters are useful if can't receive blood thinner or if blood thinners fail. Compression stockings help. See a vascular specialist.
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