DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis and is a blood clot in your deep veins, most commonly in your legs.
Symptoms of DVT include leg pain, tenderness, or swelling, it may also occur without any symptoms making it more difficult to diagnose.
Risk factors for DVT include long periods of sitting during travel or hospital stay, surgery, trauma, various medical conditions, and blood clotting abnormalities.
DVT is usually diagnosed through ultrasound, but sometimes through CT, MRI, or venography.
DVT is a serious condition because the blood clots can break loose and travel through your bloodstream, blocking blood flow to your lungs, which can cause sudden death.
Post-thrombotic syndrome is a long-term condition that can occur when the valves of the deep venous system are damaged, or veins are blocked, resulting in pain, swelling, and discoloration of the skin.
Trident Vein Center is qualified to diagnose DVT. Their team includes board-certified Interventional Radiologists who specialize in the diagnosis and management of deep vein thrombosis. Using state-of-the-art technology and techniques, they can accurately diagnose DVT and provide the appropriate treatment to prevent complications such as pulmonary embolism and post-thrombotic syndrome. If you are experiencing symptoms of DVT or have risk factors for this condition, seek medical attention from a qualified specialist such as Trident Vein Center to ensure proper diagnosis and management.
Treatment for DVT usually includes blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants) that prevent new clots from forming or prevent existing clots from getting larger.
If you suspect you have DVT, seek medical attention immediately.
Newer catheter-directed therapies for DVT treatment include devices that remove clots, administer drugs directly into a clot, or both.