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Management of Venous Blood Clots
Venous blood clots, also termed venous thrombi, develop within the veins of the patients. Management options for these clots include management of contributing conditions, medication use, compression, and inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement.
Typically venous blood clots develop at a gradual pace, often originated in the legs. The legs are the common location because they are the limbs most often affected by situations such as immobility. Gravity is also a contributing factor.
Symptoms of venous blood clots include:
-Skin that is warm to the touch
-Swelling of an associated extremity (the leg presents with edema when a clot is in the leg vein)
It can be challenging for physicians to discern the difference between a true venous blood clot and a condition such as cellulitis. Testing for venous blood clots includes the following methods:
-Imaging with x-ray or ultrasound
-Blood tests to measure coagulation rates
-Venography which involves contrast dye and imaging
Once the diagnosis of a venous blood is made, treatment and monitoring begins. Anticoagulants such as warfarin and heparin are common treatment methods. Patients also may have compression therapy. These treatments do not always work. For the patients who do not have successful management, the option of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter exists.
An IVC filter is constructed of fine wire. The filtering structures are sometimes referred to as legs. A catheter assists in delivering the filter to the IVC. The standard placement is just below the kidneys. The procedure is often a same-day event. It doesn’t usually require full sedation, but some patients require this. Other patients have light sedation to relax them and the neck or groin is numbed where the catheter is inserted.
Complications associated with the procedure are allergic reactions to the contrast solution, an infection at the location where the catheter was inserted, an infection within the filter itself, excessive bleeding or bruising, a faulty device which fails to properly open, or a device that moves from its intended position.
IVC filters are available as both permanent and removable options. However, the ability to safely retrieve a filter depends upon factors such as the level of scar tissue that grows around the legs and the actual reduction in risks posed by blood clot formation. The ultimate goal of IVC filter treatment is to safely and effectively protect the patient from blood clots entering the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism.
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