Deep Vein Thrombosis, which carries a risk of clotting to the lungs, can have dangerous consequences. The name of the disease is also known as DVT for short. It is a blood clot that occurs in a deep vein in the body.
Deep vein thrombosis is often seen in the veins of the leg. However, it can also be seen in the veins in the abdomen and in the main veins that carry the dirty blood of the legs to the heart with the bottom of the torso.
DVT is a vein disease that needs urgent treatment, experts said.
“Deep Vein Thrombosis can be dangerous due to the risk of clotting (pulmonary embolism)in the lung. In these patients, obstruction of the pulmonary vessels with clots is a condition that is accompanied by serious complaints and requires urgent treatment. However, complaints such as sudden onset swelling, edema, pain, redness, etc. are seen in the leg.
The risk is higher in sedentary, non-sports and fat people. It is also more common in those who are immobilized for a long time (pilot, hostess …) and in patients with bleeding clotting disorder. Pregnancy periods and the use of contraceptives are also among the risks in women.
Prolonged inactivity results in the accumulation of blood in the leg veins due to the immobility of the leg muscles. This lake is one of the most important reasons that increases the risk of clotting in the leg veins.
In Deep Vein Thrombosis, the diagnosis is made by colored doppler ultrasonography. Again, angiography can be used for both advanced diagnosis and treatment purposes when necessary.”
Treatments of Deep Vein Thrombosis
There are many different treatments for the disease, the experts said.
The level of thrombosis, the age of the patient, the size of the complaints, whether there is pulmonary embolism are important factors in determining the treatment method. It is one of the methods of drug treatment and close follow-up.
It is also possible to remove the clot in the vein by angiographic methods in appropriate patients. However, in some patients, clot-melting drugs can be given into the blocked vessel.
Clot removal in Deep Vein Thrombosis is a method applied under local anesthesia. Special catheters are used in this method, which is applied through the veins behind the knee. Through this special equipment, it is ensured that clots are excreted outside the body by giving or giving drugs into the vein. After these attempts, which last about 1 – 1.5 hours, there is a noticeable improvement and a regression in complaints.