Veins are blood vessels that carry impure blood from any part of the body back to the heart. A person can develop a clot in the veins of his leg leading to swelling, heaviness and on occasion severe pain. This is called deep vein thrombosis.
- Bed ridden patient
- Previous DVT
- Vein Blockage
- Prothromboticstate (state of blood to clot easily)
- After operations
- Pregnancy or in patient taking contraceptive pills
IVC filter insertion
Pharmacomechaniacal Thrombectomy / Thrombolysis
Complications of DVT
Post Thrombotic Syndrome
How to reduce risk for DVT
- Stay physically active – important following surgery and during long trips.
- Move your feet up and down at the ankles.
- Stand up to stretch the legs now and then. Stretching and moving your legs stops blood stagnating in the deep veins of the calf, and is the simplest and most effective thing you can do.
- Maintain a normal weight.
- Drink adequate water.
- Medical problems such as infection, surgery or cancer may be associated with DVT and accordingly DVT treatment should be tailored to the need of the patient.
- If you have a blood clot now or ever had one, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of staying on blood thinners and other treatment options such as IVC filter, thrombolysis (breaking the clot with medicines) or thrombectomy (removing the clot) with your treating doctor. The best doctor for DVT treatment is one who can offer all the available treatment options and guide you as to the best option for your particular condition.
- Avoid excessive alcohol, which tends to cause dehydration