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What are risk factors for developing post thrombotic syndrome - post thrombotic syndrome Buffalo
Monday, December 3, 2012

 

Here are some important facts about post thrombotic syndrome from Dr. Karamanoukian's latest book - Post thrombotic Syndrome and Deeo Vein Thrombosis - available on Amazon Kindle and Nook Books:

 

If you have any of these risk factors, it’s important to speak with your doctor about preventing PTS from starting, or treating the symptoms you already have (prevention and treatment methods will be discussed later in this guide).

 

  • PTS seems to be more common in patients over the age of 65, but there is no conclusive evidence that this is true for everyone. Patients under the age of 65 have been diagnosed with post thrombotic syndrome.

 

  • Obesity does seem to be a factor in who develops PTS. Those with a high body mass index and are considered overweight or obese have a significantly greater risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome than do those with a lower body mass index.

 

  • Upper extremity DVT increases your risk for developing post thrombotic syndrome. 15% of patients with upper extremity DVT will develop PTS. However, some studies have shown that distal DVT (calf DVT) can also lead to post thrombotic syndrome.

 

  • Those who suffer a second DVT in the same leg as the first are at greater risk for developing post thrombotic syndrome (this is called recurrent ipsilateral DVT).

 

  • Individuals with persistent deep vein thrombosis symptoms that occur a full month after diagnosis of DVT have a higher risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome.

 

  • The quality, duration and effectiveness of anticoagulant medication for treating deep venous thrombosis also plays a role in increasing your risk for developing PTS. If the initial anticoagulant is inadequate, there is a greater risk for developing PTS, though the duration of long-term treatment with medication does not play a role.

 

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

 Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

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