Saturday, June 02, 2018

Catheter directed thrombolysis for DVT: what are the current recommendations?

Here’s from the latest review:


•The initial treatment of acute DVT influences late complications.
•Post-thrombotic syndrome affects 40% of patients with symptomatic DVT.
•Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) rapidly eliminates clot but increases bleeding.
•Randomized trials are inconclusive on whether CDT provides long-term benefit.
•A highly individualized approach should be used for patient selection.

That’s exactly the recommendation of the ACCP guidelines.

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