Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatments
Have you noticed swelling in your leg or pain in the leg which was brought
on suddenly and is not resolving? If so
you may have deep vein thrombosis.
What is DVT?
Also known as DVT, deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which
a blood clot is formed in one or more veins in your body. These often occur within the lower leg or thigh region, and can show
redness or discoloration of the skin on the leg.
The blood clots that occur can be very dangerous. If untreated, they can
become loose, travel through the bloodstream, into the blood vessels of
the lungs, known as pulmonary embolis. This has the potential to be life
threatening by causing cardiac arrest.
Causes of DVT
There are multiple causes of deep vein thrombosis, including:
Damage within the vein's inner lining: This is brought on by injuries, usually the cause of surgery, inflammation,
or responses of the immune system.
Slow blood flow: Most bed-ridden or traveling individuals tend to experience sluggish
blood flow, which can result in blood clots.
Thicker blood: Unfortunately, this condition can be inherited and may increase the chance
of blood clots. Thicker blood can also be the result of birth control
or hormone therapy.
What can I do if I have deep vein thrombosis?
Texan Vein & Vascular, we are well aware of the concerns that accompany DVT, and we are equipped
to help you with your treatment. We provide the highest quality care for
our patients and we utilize
advanced endovascular procedures in order to effectively treat your condition if needed. Our ultimate goals
are to prevent the growth of the blood clot, keep the blood clot from
reaching other parts of your body, and reduce the damage to your underlying veins.
There are multiple treatment options for DVT, including the use of blood
thinners or thrombolysis (dissolving the clot). Each of these treatments
has their advantages. Coagulants can thin the blood and help decrease
the ability of the blood to clot, but they cannot break up clots that
have already formed. In most cases this is all that is required.
In select cases of early DVT, thrombolysis is needed to dissolve the clot
to prevent damage to the underlying veins, which can lead to chronic swelling
and wounds which are difficult to heal.
Contact Texan Vein & Vascular today!
At Texan Vein & Vascular, our ultimate goal is to improve your health
and treat your deep vein thrombosis to help prevent potentially devastating
Dr. Vinit Varu, our
double-board vascular surgeon, will use his clinical expertise and judgment to come up with the optimal
treatment plan individualized to you.