Article Abstract

Catheter directed interventions for acute deep vein thrombosis

Authors: Maureen P Kohi, Ryan Kohlbrenner, Kanti P Kolli, Evan Lehrman, Andrew G Taylor, Nicholas Fidelman

Abstract

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an extremely common form of vascular disease and impacts a great number of patients worldwide. Acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a subset of VTE and is traditionally been treated with anticoagulation. There is good quality data which suggests the use of catheter directed interventions for the treatment of acute DVT with the aim of reducing post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). The present review will discuss the various therapies available for acute DVT, focusing on catheter directed interventions, ranging from traditional anticoagulation to the most novel forms of aspiration thrombectomy.

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