What is the role of percutaneously placed bioprosthetic venous valves in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Percutaneously placed bioprosthetic venous valves are under development and may provide a minimally invasive therapy to the long-term complication of postthrombotic syndrome due to valve destruction. If successful, this approach may provide a percutaneous therapeutic alternative for patients with primarily palliative options to manage their venous reflux symptoms. An effective therapy should diminish one of the primary indications for aggressive thrombolytic therapy for acute deep venous thrombosis.


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