When is percutaneous transcatheter treatment for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) indicated?

Updated: Oct 30, 2020
  • Author: Donald Schreiber, MD, CM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Indications for intervention include the relatively rare phlegmasia or symptomatic inferior vena cava thrombosis that responds poorly to anticoagulation alone, or symptomatic iliofemoral or femoropopliteal DVT in patients with a low risk of bleeding. In the last groups, the goal is to reduce the high risk of PTS or to achieve symptomatic relief in conjunction with angioplasty or stent placement.


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