Article Abstract

Incidence and interventions for post-thrombotic syndrome

Authors: Jeffrey J. Farrell, Christopher Sutter, Sidhartha Tavri, Indravadan Patel


Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a venous stress disorder that develops from long-term effects from a previous deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The morbidity associated with PTS may be significant and patients can present with edema, chronic pain, swelling, skin changes, and heaviness of the affected limb. PTS can eventually lead to a decreased quality of life and to a marked burden for the healthcare system. This article elaborates on clinical aspects of PTS including the pathophysiology, diagnostic work-up and management of the disease with a particular focus on endovascular options.