Removal of Dense 2 Foot Long Deep Vein Thrombosis

This DVT was dense and two feet long, but incredibly, was removed with a revolutionary technique. Read more…

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DVT Treatment: Blood Thinner vs. Catheter Removal

Which is better for DVT treatment: a blood thinner drug or catheter-based removal? A Temple University School of Medicine study involving 90,000 patients has an interesting conclusion. The mortality rate between the two DVT treatments Read more...

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How Often DVT Kills an American

The rate at which a deep vein thrombosis kills an American will floor you. If anyone ever says that DVTs are rarely life-threatening, you’d better ask yourself what they’ve been smoking, because every year in Read more...

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Can a DVT Go Away on Its Own?

. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be deadly, but does this mean it can’t go away on its own? If you suspect a DVT, get to the emergency room, because a deep vein thrombosis Read more...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment: Drugs plus Ultrasound

DVT treatment may be more successful with both ultrasound and drugs, rather than just the clot-busting medications alone. DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, a life-threatening blood clot that can result from surgery (especially joint Read more...

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DVT Treatment: Ultrasound Waves with TPA Promising

A DVT can lead to a fatal pulmonary embolism, which is why this new treatment with tPA and ultrasound waves has everyone excited. This combination works faster than just tPA alone for dissolving a DVT, Read more...

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DVT and Chronic Subdural Hematoma at the Same Time?

How would a patient with both deep vein thrombosis and chronic subdural hematoma be treated? For this article I consulted with Kevin Casey, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon out of San Diego, CA. Now, I Read more...

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How Many People Get DVT Who’re Not on Blood Thinners?

Out of 900,000 annual U.S. cases of DVT, how many patients are not on Coumadin? To find out how many people who develop a deep vein thrombosis were not on blood thinners such as Coumadin Read more...

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Can a Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Permanent?

A vascular surgeon responds to the question of if a DVT can become permanent. For this article I consulted with Paul Lucas, MD, surgeon with the Vascular Center and director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy Hospital Read more...

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You Suspect DVT; Ultrasound Negative; What’s Next Step?

Find out what testing you should insist upon if you suspect a DVT but the ultrasound turns up negative. One of my articles on DVT is about Staci Springer, who was told she did not Read more...

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How Are Kids and Teens Treated for Blood Clots?

. Yes, children, teens and young adults can develop a potentially fatal blood clot, also known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Even fit kids, under the wrong circumstances, can end up with this serious Read more...

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Post-Surgical DVT Treatment without Blood Thinner?

How is a post-surgical DVT treated if giving the patient a blood thinner can cause dangerous internal bleeding? If a DVT develops during or after surgery, how is it treated if giving the patient a Read more...

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