14 doctors weighed in:
Which treatments for deep vein thrombosis are most effective?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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