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Treating thrombosis involves assessing patients for their unique factors, such as where the blood clot sits, what condition likely caused the clot formation, and what types of treatments could their systems possibly tolerate.
Venous thrombosis – This condition occurs in the veins of the leg and can either be superficial or DVT in nature. Their exact positions determine their complication rates.
Superficial thrombosis – Superficial clots do not have direct connection to the pulmonary system, so they pose fewer risks to the patients.
DVT (deep vein thrombosis) – As the name suggests, these clots are usually deep within the veins and pose greater risks for migrating to the lungs where they can be responsible for pulmonary embolisms. Treatment of some sort is almost always required.
Arterial clots – The clots within the major arteries are serious. They often require surgical treatment, and this is often on an emergency basis. Sometimes medication is used if surgery poses too many risks, but patients must be carefully monitored.
Of these types of thrombosis, patients with DVT typically have to consider medication first for treatment. These include warfarin (Coumadin), dabigatran, or a Factor Xa inhibitor. Should this approach prove ineffective, patients are sometimes given the option for intervention through a filter placed within the inferior vena cava (IVC).
Filter treatment does not remove the clots or reduce the recurrence of clots. Its aim is to prevent the clots from reaching the major organs. A clot that travels to the heart can cause a heart attack. A clot that reaches the lungs can cause a pulmonary embolism. Both of these situations are life-threatening.
IVC filters are made from fine-gauge wires and are cone-shaped. They are inserted in a “closed” position, and then opened when the vascular surgeon determines the best position. This is usually just below the kidneys, almost level with the renal circulatory system. Once opened, they are immediately prepared to collect clots.
In the event that the filter becomes too full of clots, medication might be considered to break down the blockage. Sometimes the body’s system will naturally reroute around the filter blockage. Other times intervention is required, especially if patients experience significant symptoms.
Filters were once only considered permanent devices, but in recent years there have been retrievable filters developed. Through the same process which inserted the filter, the filter can be retrieved. However, if too much scar tissue has grown around the device, it may be safer to leave the filter in place.
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