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Thursday, August 8, 2013

 

 

One of the most significant sequela of having had a deep vein thrombosis is postthrombotic syndrome.  It has been shown to that up to 50% of patients with proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) will develop post thrombotic syndrome.  Fifty per cent of patients with post thrombotic syndrome due to proximal DVT will develop symptoms and 10% will develop venous stasis ulcers.

 

Multiple studies have shown that patients with proximal deep vein thrombosis are at significant risk of developing this devastating complication (post thrombotic syndrome) and therefore it is highly recommended that patients with any type of deep vein thrombosis and especially those in the proximal deep veins continue to wear compression stockings even when the deep vein thrombosis resolves.

 

There are some studies recently which have suggested that early thrombolysis of the deep vein thrombosis results in preservation of the venous valvular system and prevention of the deep venous insufficiency. This will likely have less long term complications such as venous obstruction and will surely reduce the likelihood of developing post thrombotic syndrome.  As such, clinicians are advocating a more aggressive interventional approach with fibrinolysis of proximal deep vein thrombosis as opposed to the traditional approach of  anticoagulation alone.

 

Fro more information about deep vein thrombosis and post thrombotic syndrome,  contact Hratch Karamanoukian, MD FACS at the Vein Treatment Center in Williamsville, New York and Clarence, New York or go to www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com or call 716-839-3638.

 

You can also request a free copy of Dr. Karamanoukian’s book called Post Thrombotic Syndrome by calling of requesting it online through his website www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com

 

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