Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is a condition which affects the veins deep inside your body, especially the veins of the legs. In deep vein thrombosis a blood clot forms inside the vein. If the clot is allowed to break free, it can travel to places like your lungs, blocking blood flow. This can cause a pulmonary embolism, resulting in serious health effects or even death. As such, it’s important to get the right treatment from a trusted health provider at your vein center in Canton.

One possible treatment option for deep vein thrombosis is stenting. Stenting involves placing a permanent stent into veins that have chronic problems with DVT. A stent reduces the risks of a vein re-closing once the clot has been removed or the vein repaired. Stents are small tubes made from materials like plastic, fabric or metal, which hold the vein open while still allowing blood to flow freely through the vein.

This outpatient, minimally invasive procedure is typically performed without general anesthesia, reducing the risks for side effects. Using a balloon-tipped catheter, your surgeon will place the stent through an entrance site, such as your groin or arm, and navigate to the affected area. The balloon of the catheter is inflated to allow room to place the stent and fix it to the vessel walls to keep it in place. Your surgeon then deflates the balloon and retracts the catheter back out of your body. Talk to the experts at the vein center in Canton if you have any further questions or concerns about this procedure.

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