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Can thrombolysis be used for deep vein thrombosis?

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Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Currently, most protocols for the treatment of DVT do not include thrombolysis unless the clot is very extensive.

In brief: Yes

Currently, most protocols for the treatment of DVT do not include thrombolysis unless the clot is very extensive.
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Dr. Lornell Hansen
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Depending on the severity of the blood clot, thrombolytic agents can be given either systemically (through an iv) or directed at the clot itself via a catheter.
Some data support better outcomes when they are directly aimed to bust open a clot where it exists, but this is dependent on the expertise of the center you are being treated at. In general, thrombolysis is reserved for severe cases.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the severity of the blood clot, thrombolytic agents can be given either systemically (through an iv) or directed at the clot itself via a catheter.
Some data support better outcomes when they are directly aimed to bust open a clot where it exists, but this is dependent on the expertise of the center you are being treated at. In general, thrombolysis is reserved for severe cases.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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