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.
Blood thinner&other. Blood thinner such as Heparin and Coumadin (warfarin) in acute phase. Pressure stockings to improve swelling in the later stages. Some times depending on the extent and location of the clot a vascular surgeon may break the clot with clot busters infused right on the clot with a catheter. Sometimes a filter is placed in the inferior vena cava to prevent clot from going to the lungs.
Surgery. In patients that have iliofemoral DVT one should consider pharmacomechanical thrombectomy. This is a minimally invasive technique that reduces the amount of thrombus in the vein as well as reduces the risk of post phlebitis syndrome long term. Blood thinners and compression stockings are a must.
Depends. Blood thinners for sure. Tpa (alteplase) can be used when the clot is very high in the leg--at the groin and higher. Graduated comression stockings are a must. They do more than reduce swelling. You can decrease you risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if you wear 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having a dvt.
Dvt. Anticoagulation is the key these do not resolve the clot but prevent propagation and potential pulmonary embolism The more common anticoagulants are eliquis or xarelto.

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What is the treatment for a deep vein thrombosis?

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

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